pibroch

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martial music with variations

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(35) Kirsty Gunn's fusion of piobaireachd and novel is unique.
To produce a piobaireachd in words, it is essential to render these points into the narrative.
Each note in piobaireachd identifies an emotion, a feeling, a situation: F is the note of love, D the note of battle, G the note of sorrow, and so forth.
(48) In the case of a 'written piobaireachd, it might come only natural to think in a nine-note scale.
That's in the tune as well.' (52) The narrative is describing a piper composing his own piobaireachd. This is the 'Lament for Himself', the fragment of music John Sutherland began to write and never completed.
Its presence is deeply rooted into the narration as it provides, in a way, the basic and perhaps most striking element of piobaireachd, here in the original Gaelic sense of 'piping': the drone.
Furthermore, the very title of the piobaireachd, 'Lament to Himself', goes beyond the sphere of a composer writing a piece of music for his own self.
And the 'A' is also, according to piobaireachd note meaning, the 'piper's note'.
If the above expedients render the notes and drones of the composition and translate the 'chromatic' sphere of the musical piece, what else is necessary to set a piobaireachd to words?
Piobaireachd variations increase in difficulty by degrees and stray sometimes radically from the theme (urlar).
This is what happens in piobaireachd variations: the embellishments have the twofold purpose of 'decorating' the tune, and unfolding its message.
[...] Like a story beginning, not the first part, for that's already been, that part of a piobaireachd set down as a ground, but this, another fresh opening broken into--Callum coming into the story now.
Rather, they expand the topics introduced in the Taorluath: the history of piobaireachd (e.g.
The richness of sounds is one of the most striking aspects of bagpipe playing, and Gunn could not have missed this aspect in her literary elaboration of piobaireachd.
Just like piobaireachd is a very self-aware composition for the reasons explained above, so is The Big Music--and it is a "project" which the author intends to take beyond the 'boundaries' of the book.