On this page you will find some of the tunes I wrote.

Because folk has my major interest they are folky tunes meant to be played on bagpipe or fiddle and mandolin.

I have written them in Sibelius and to be able to get the sheet music on your screen, you will need Scorch.

Scorch is a free tool.

The bagpipe tunes are in a key for a G bagpipe, more specifically the Cornemuse du Centre, the bagpipe from Central France.

Myself I play the Musette Béchonnet, a bellows played bagpipe developed by Joseph Béchonnet in the second half of the 19th century.

It has three drones, all in G covering three octaves. The chanter covers one and a half octave and is almost chromatic. It is played with a half closed fingering.

Mine was built by Remy Dubois and Olle Geris.

 

The tunes:

 

Lament voor Istvan.

 

Le Cinquième Chaton, a bourréé à trois temps.

 

Maartse Polska

 

La Demoiselle, also known as La Demoiselle de Mol.

 

Nanni’s Lente, a polska-ish tune for Nanni, daughter of Olle and Anda

 

April Fool, not a bagpipe tune as it goes beyond its reach

 

Hugsjes & Liefsjes. A slip jig, also not suitable for the bagpipe. It is dedicated to my BBitWWW

 

Mag ik? A bourrée à deux temps.

 

Mag ik? (variation) A bourrée à deux temps with a change to 6/8.

 

Briesje A breezy Bagpipe tune in Mixolydian mode

 

The Zygote Reel For Godesse

 

Cirrocumulus

 

San Geronimo went to Taos

 

Leentje

 

Valse Petite Copine

 

Tango de Balas

 

El Sueño Soñado

 

Trop is teveel

 

Picnic in the Mizzentop

 

Bourrée op de Vennen