Gow, Neil - Lament for the Death of His Second Wife

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Re: Gow, Neil - Lament

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:12 pm

Kenbobpdx wrote:We all used cookie's transcription but the interpretations are quite different, but all very good.
You are absolutely right, Ken. All versions on this forum are different, yet all are enjoyable. I love this piece so much that I hope for more versions from our members.
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Re: Gow, Neil - Lament

Post by andmathews » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:50 am

That was a very expressive performance of my favorite Niel Gow piece. I have not seen the sheet music but it sounds somewhat difficult.
It is such an exquisite work and such a nice arrangement. You play it very well.
I was blessed to actually hear this piece in Blair Castle (where Niel Gow frequently performed) this summer. Our tour guide was a gifted Scottish fiddler and they allowed him to re-string Niel's fiddle and perform for us. It was quite a surreal experience.
Thanks for your performance.
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Re: Gow, Neil - Lament

Post by Kenbobpdx » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:26 pm

andmathews wrote:That was a very expressive performance of my favorite Niel Gow piece. I have not seen the sheet music but it sounds somewhat difficult.
It is such an exquisite work and such a nice arrangement. You play it very well.
I was blessed to actually hear this piece in Blair Castle (where Niel Gow frequently performed) this summer. Our tour guide was a gifted Scottish fiddler and they allowed him to re-string Niel's fiddle and perform for us. It was quite a surreal experience.
Thanks for your performance.
Andmathews
Thanks for the kind words re the performance. Cookie's arrangement is actually quite accessible. It falls easily under the fingers as long as one is comfortable working up the fretboard a ways. I simply added ornamentation where I felt it made sense. Sometimes I play it straight, though. After many years playing Celtic and Scottish music I still can't get a good Scottish turn like fiddlers can!
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Re: Gow, Neil - Lament

Post by lucy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:10 pm

So beautiful - and moving. It flows so naturally. Wonderful. :casque: :merci:
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Re: Gow, Neil - Lament

Post by Kenbobpdx » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:04 am

lucy wrote:So beautiful - and moving. It flows so naturally. Wonderful. :casque: :merci:
Thanks, Lucy.
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Re: Gow, Neil - Lament for the Death of His Second Wife - mp3

Post by Erik Zurcher » Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:53 pm

Bump. Corrupted mp3 file replaced.
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