Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tha Mi Sgìth.

Tha Mi Sgìth; a fairy wrote it while waiting for a mortal lover who, for all the good reasons we don't want our children having fairy lovers, was trapped at home by parents. The web says the lyrics were collected from the Hebrides. On the violin it really sounds like a fairy tune; every note rings eerily. There's a violin on 1:13 to 1:30 on the Youtube vid below and there's a score for the notes on The Session.

The tune is beautifully engineered for the violin. Every note is either an open string or the same note as an open string but in a different octave, so the correlate open strings ring. The added reward also makes it way easier to play in tune.

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