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    Hornpipe by Hamish McCunn

    A rarity this - Scottish composer Hamish McCunn (1868 - 1916) wrote an attractive hornpipe for piano solo. I have never come across a commercial recording of it, so here is the GPO Steinway version for your delictation!
    I came across it in an old piano album some time ago and thought it didn't deserve complete obscurity.

    http://indigo.ie/~edolan/Demo12.mp3

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    Re: Hornpipe by Hamish McCunn

    For those unfamiliar with the term as a musical form,

    horn‧pipe (noun):
    a lively jiglike dance, originally to
    music played on a hornpipe, performed
    usually by one person, and traditionally
    a favorite of sailors.


    Nicely done, Eugene!

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    Re: Hornpipe by Hamish McCunn

    From one Irishman to another, Eugene:

    A very merry piece this is and so well done by the GPO piano. I'm glad to have heard this composition and also glad to have learned what a "hornpipe" is.

    Thanks for digging it out and bringing it to life once again.

    Jack
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    Re: Hornpipe by Hamish McCunn

    Well done Eugene. A lively and entertaining piece. The rendering and performance are excellent. You have a knack for finding buried treasure. Keep 'em coming!
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    Very nice job on this , Eugene... in fact, I delictated several times while listening! Thanks for sharing this little gem.

    Danny

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    Re: Hornpipe by Hamish McCunn

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    For those unfamiliar with the term as a musical form,

    horn‧pipe (noun):
    a lively jiglike dance, originally to
    music played on a hornpipe, performed
    usually by one person, and traditionally
    a favorite of sailors.

    Nicely done, Eugene!

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    David
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    Thanks for that definition David. Probably the most famous example is Handel's from the "Water Music". The Hornpipe features in Irish and Scottish dance music quite a lot also.

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    Smile Re: Hornpipe by Hamish McCunn

    Thanks also to Danny , Bill and Jack for your feedback, which is appreciated. I hope to give a few more "buried treasures" an airing in the future - There are plenty of possibilities from both well-known and not-so-well-known composers to choose from.....watch this space!

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    Re: Hornpipe by Hamish McCunn

    Eugene,

    How very nice of you to bring this gem out of hiding. The adaptation to the GPO piano worked very nicely. I am sure Mr. McCunn would appreciate it very much knowing his music was once again shown in the light of public performance.

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