Glory in the Meeting House

  1. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Hereís Mikeís version
  2. Gelsenbury
    Very clean playing at considerable speed there, Mike. I can't warm to the tune yet, but I enjoyed your playing very much.
  3. Robert Balch
    Robert Balch
    I am not able to record right now but I did this one a little while ago. Fun tune!

  4. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Two great versions there guys, thanks, I really like this tune. Now thatís another one on the to-do list.
    Also knowing that itís crooked to start with helps to understand the melodic phrases.
    It would be a good dance tune, a rave maybe.
    The slow versions sound pretty cool too.

    The dots and some more info, not originally religious they say:

    This is the recording by the man who apparently made the tune popular.
  5. Mike Romkey
    Mike Romkey
    Here's my adaptation, which is a gloss on the notation, above, and the early '30s recording, which I assume the extremely crooked transcript is from, though I didn't compare them. The musicologist who went looking for this fiddler (can't remember the name) found in him Kentucky, in jail for public intoxication. He bailed him out to record him, and had to buy him a pint of whiskey to "sober him up enough to play." This is what came out of the fiddle, which also had to be tracked down before recording. My guess is the tune, in sober moments, is AABBCC. The G#s in the C part of the ur transcript will just annoy anybody hearing you play it. I recommend rationalizing those to G naturals.
  6. Frithjof
    Your recordings are so different but both great.

    Thanks for the history, Mike.

    Nice to hear from you, Robert. I hope you are recovering (from whatever it was Ė no need to explain here). Good to know you are around!
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