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Tune Req: Squire Parsons

29 Sep 99 - 05:16 PM (#119022)
Subject: Squire Parsons
From: John from Schiehallion

Can anyone point me to a midi or abc version of 'Squire Parsons'? I found this tune on the CD Celtic Treasure, containing the music of Thurlough O'Carolan. I have checked a couple of excellent sites dedicated to this composer without success and it now appears that he may not have been the composer of this tune! Anyway it is a good tune. Thanks for any help. John


29 Sep 99 - 10:27 PM (#119164)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Squire Parsons
From: Lesley N.

Donal O'Sullivan thinks it may be Carolan because it is in a book with a number of Carolan tunes (Aria Di Camera), the date would fit Carolan and the subject is probably William Parsons, who lived in an area which would indicate Carolan almost certainly knew him. However, there is no direct evidence to support the fact so he indicates it may not be Carolan.

If someone doesn't get to it before then, I can get a single line melody of the tune this weekend sometime.


30 Sep 99 - 07:57 AM (#119271)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Squire Parsons
From: Vixen

OK, Here's ANOTHER attempt at a blue clicky thing.

click here

Squire Parsons is listed on this site. Good Luck!

V


30 Sep 99 - 07:58 AM (#119272)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Squire Parsons
From: Vixen

ARGGHHHH

WHAT AM I DoING WRONG????

http://www.contemplator.com/carolan.html

there's the address--

Better luck this time!!! V


30 Sep 99 - 08:10 AM (#119277)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Squire Parsons
From: Vixen

OK, One More Time!

v (feeling diminished by lack of expertise)


30 Sep 99 - 08:18 AM (#119280)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Squire Parsons
From: Wolfgang

Vixen, look here

Wolfgang


30 Sep 99 - 08:33 AM (#119288)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Squire Parsons
From: Vixen

Wolfgang!!! Thank you! Here I go again!!!

click here

V


30 Sep 99 - 08:36 AM (#119289)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Squire Parsons
From: Vixen

YAY!!!!

I did it!!!

Wolfgang, may you have every blessing sent to you!!!

V

(i'm not going to try and figure out why i didn't get it before--i just can't believe i'm that dense)


30 Sep 99 - 12:44 PM (#119388)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Squire Parsons
From: John from Schiehallion

Vixen, Wolfgang, thanks for your efforts at overcoming the technology! Unfortunately, the excellent site you referred me to was one I had already visited. The Contemplator does not have a midi of this tune on her site. I spent a pleasant hour last night listening to the CD and then alternating between piano and computer keyboards, trying to write it down. Its getting close, but its still not quite right. My (although maybe not Thirlough's!) version of the chords are quite complex for an apparently simple tune. thanks John


30 Sep 99 - 05:24 PM (#119501)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Squire Parsons
From: Lesley N.

Wow - I was beginning to think I was loosing track of what was on my site (I am the Contemplator)... I was *pretty sure* I didn't have the squire (I have Tobias Peyton but he is not the Squire - that's another tune). As I said I'd be happy to do a single line melody this weekend. (I'm off to a class tonight and teach school tomorrow.) It won't help you with the chords though - and I didn't find a resource with a full arrangement.

I used to have a package that added chords but they were always DREADFUL so I gave up on that!


01 Oct 99 - 05:18 AM (#119698)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Squire Parsons
From: John from Schiehallion

Lesley, nice to 'talk' to you. I have only recently stumbled across Mr O'C and your site has proven to be a great resource. Many thanks John


01 Oct 99 - 08:22 AM (#119710)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Squire Parsons
From: Vixen

Lesley--

Your site is terrific!!!! (I probably should have told you that when I discovered it!)

V


01 Oct 99 - 07:01 PM (#119927)
Subject: Tune Add: SQUIRE PARSONS (Carolan)
From: Lesley N.

Thanks for the compliments! Here is the Squire, single line midi and abc through the wonder of miditext (and straight from Carolan's Complete Works). It doesn't have the correct repeats in it but I figured it would be a start!

MIDI file: squirep.mid

Timebase: 120

Name: SQUIRE PARSONS - Carolan
TimeSig: 2/2 48 8
Key: G
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0000 1 67 085 0239 0 67 000 0001 1 62 085 0119 0 62 000 0001 1 67 085 0059 0 67 000 0001 1 69 085 0059 0 69 000 0001 1 71 085 0059 0 71 000 0001 1 69 085 0059 0 69 000 0001 1 71 085 0059 0 71 000 0001 1 72 085 0059 0 72 000 0001 1 71 085 0119 0 71 000 0001 1 67 085 0119 0 67 000 0001 1 74 085 0119 0 74 000 0001 1 74 085 0119 0 74 000 0001 1 74 085 0119 0 74 000 0001 1 76 085 0059 0 76 000 0001 1 78 085 0059 0 78 000 0001 1 79 085 0059 0 79 000 0001 1 76 085 0059 0 76 000 0001 1 81 085 0059 0 81 000 0001 1 79 085 0059 0 79 000 0001 1 78 085 0119 0 78 000 0001 1 74 085 0119 0 74 000 0001 1 83 085 0239 0 83 000 0001 1 81 085 0119 0 81 000 0001 1 79 085 0059 0 79 000 0001 1 78 085 0059 0 78 000 0001 1 79 085 0059 0 79 000 0001 1 76 085 0059 0 76 000 0001 1 78 085 0059 0 78 000 0001 1 79 085 0059 0 79 000 0001 1 81 085 0059 0 81 000 0001 1 73 085 0059 0 73 000 0001 1 74 085 0059 0 74 000 0001 1 76 085 0059 0 76 000 0001 1 78 085 0059 0 78 000 0001 1 79 085 0059 0 79 000 0001 1 78 085 0059 0 78 000 0001 1 79 085 0059 0 79 000 0001 1 78 085 0059 0 78 000 0001 1 81 085 0059 0 81 000 0001 1 79 085 0059 0 79 000 0001 1 78 085 0059 0 78 000 0001 1 76 085 0179 0 76 000 0001 1 74 085 0059 0 74 000 0001 1 74 085 0239 0 74 000 0001 1 81 085 0239 0 81 000 0001 1 78 085 0239 0 78 000 0001 1 76 085 0059 0 76 000 0001 1 79 085 0059 0 79 000 0001 1 78 085 0059 0 78 000 0001 1 76 085 0059 0 76 000 0001 1 75 085 0119 0 75 000 0001 1 71 085 0119 0 71 000 0001 1 83 085 0059 0 83 000 0001 1 78 085 0059 0 78 000 0001 1 79 085 0059 0 79 000 0001 1 81 085 0059 0 81 000 0001 1 83 085 0059 0 83 000 0001 1 81 085 0059 0 81 000 0001 1 79 085 0059 0 79 000 0001 1 78 085 0059 0 78 000 0001 1 78 085 0239 0 78 000 0001 1 76 085 0119 0 76 000 0001 1 71 085 0059 0 71 000 0001 1 72 085 0059 0 72 000 0001 1 74 085 0119 0 74 000 0001 1 74 085 0119 0 74 000 0001 1 74 085 0119 0 74 000 0001 1 72 085 0059 0 72 000 0001 1 71 085 0059 0 71 000 0001 1 72 085 0119 0 72 000 0001 1 72 085 0119 0 72 000 0001 1 72 085 0119 0 72 000 0001 1 71 085 0059 0 71 000 0001 1 69 085 0059 0 69 000 0001 1 71 085 0059 0 71 000 0001 1 69 085 0059 0 69 000 0001 1 67 085 0059 0 67 000 0001 1 69 085 0059 0 69 000 0001 1 71 085 0059 0 71 000 0001 1 72 085 0059 0 72 000 0001 1 74 085 0059 0 74 000 0001 1 71 085 0059 0 71 000 0001 1 69 085 0179 0 69 000 0001 1 67 085 0059 0 67 000 0001 1 67 085 0239 0 67 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Squire Parsons - Carolan
M:2/2
Q:1/4=120
K:G
G4D2GA|BABcB2G2|d2d2d2ef|geagf2d2|b4a2gf|
gefga^cde|fgfgfagf|e3dd4|a4f4|egfe^d2B2|bfgabagf|
f4e2Bc|d2d2d2cB|c2c2c2BA|BAGABcdB|A3GG4||




02 Oct 99 - 03:08 PM (#120099)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Squire Parsons
From: John from Schiehallion

Lesley, many thanks for the music, and also the link to the MIDItext - it looks a very neat way of exchanging music files. Thanks again. John