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Barry T Tune Req: Highland Cathedral (47) RE: Tune Req: Highland Cathedral 25 Feb 10

> Barry has always been very careful about respecting copyrights

Joe hit the nail on the head.

Because I cannot control what users would do with my sequences of copyright tunes, I take a cautious approach. For the most part they do not even leave my hard drive.

I am not particularly proud of that sequence of Highland Cathedral. It was made with the melody being at best an electronic 'facsimile' of the highland bagpipe. The chanter sound was a blend of tenor saxophone and oboe... a very rough attempt to get that characteristic 'nasal' sound of the pipe chanter.

But the outcome depends totally on the quality of the player's sound card and sound font. On some PC's the result sounds like the pipes; on others it sounds like a saxophone accompanied by an oboe!

The sequence was crafted in the days before the introduction of the excellent bagpipe notation software packages now available. These now offer superb wav file playback using sound fonts grown from the actual instrument sounds.

Except for the addition of brass and reed tracks that accompany the ersatz pipes, there is nothing special about the sequence.

My recommendation: buy the CD!


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