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tune for a wedding

Post by the plod » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:55 pm

I have been asked to play the Braveheart tune at a wedding this summer, so I'll have to learn it. Anyone got the dots or know the actual name of it?

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Post by awilde569 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:38 pm

Not sure which one the "Braveheart tune" specifically falls under, but wikipedia has the soundtrack listing and youtube has the album tracks available as well. Should help with sorting out which one it is with luck.

Just listened to a number and I'm guessing it's "For the love of a Princess" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk8323r5 ... re=related. There's also "A Gift of a Thistle" that's pretty much the same piece played mainly with the uilleann pipes at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUNSZEDfwu0

Not sure if this link will be of any help or not, but did spot it on a quick google search for abc files on bravehear: http://www.lotro-abc.com/abc/brave.abc
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Post by the plod » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:29 pm

thanks, I suppose I could have done all that myself too. :mrgreen:

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Post by PJ » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:39 pm

But I thought Braveheart was Scottish. Why are uilleann pipes used?????????????????? :wink:
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Re: tune for a wedding

Post by marc » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:22 pm

Here's something:

http://breizhpartitions.free.fr/en/down ... Main_theme

Not sure how it sounds, though...

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Post by chris bayley » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:59 pm

But I thought Braveheart was Scottish. Why are uilleann pipes used
Union Pipes were made in Scotland and England as well as Ireland as were the earlier Pastoral Pipes.

e.g. Circa 1830 Robert Miller player of UNION pipes (set by Robert Reid England) was a music master of Dundee (a City in Scotland)

As to what sort of bagpipe was played in Scotland when WW was alive is anybodies guess :D

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Post by CelticHarpie » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:45 pm

But I thought Braveheart was Scottish. Why are uilleann pipes used
I seem to remember an interview where James Horner mentioned something about "I just decided to use uilleann pipes because highland bagpipes are too loud and obnoxious."

So it was an aural beauty contest ;)

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Re: tune for a wedding

Post by JohnnyKerr » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:26 pm

chris bayley wrote:
But I thought Braveheart was Scottish. Why are uilleann pipes used
Union Pipes were made in Scotland and England as well as Ireland as were the earlier Pastoral Pipes.

e.g. Circa 1830 Robert Miller player of UNION pipes (set by Robert Reid England) was a music master of Dundee (a City in Scotland)

As to what sort of bagpipe was played in Scotland when WW was alive is anybodies guess :D

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In the movie, highland pipes are shown while uilleann pipes are sounded ;)

@ Jeff, the Braveheart music is extremely simple and you could probably get it by ear in just a few listens.

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Re: tune for a wedding

Post by marc » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:04 pm

Hey, Jeff --

Which tune is it? Best I can tell there are three good pipe tunes in there: the theme, "The Legend Spreads," and "A Gift of Thistle," which is the tune that runs through his relationship with Murron. Appropriate for a wedding would probably only be the Thistle one. The Legend Spreads is a bit peppy (unless they plan on running out), and the theme is trite as hell. Everyone in the place would be going "Braveheart? WTF?"

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Re: tune for a wedding

Post by Mr Hulot » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:47 am

Chris Bayley wrote : As to what sort of bagpipe was played in Scotland when WW was alive is anybodies guess
Seem to recall reading that the tune "Scots Wa Hae" was played at Bannockburn on pipes

Tunes - be prepared with "Haste to the wedding" for the late arrivals :D

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