Music - Capercaille 'Skye Waulking Song'

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What type of music is this piece?
Celtic Fusion
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What form is it in?
Call-and-response form
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What album is this piece from? When was the album released?
Nadurra / 2000
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What is a Wurlitzer piano?
A type of early electric piano
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What are uillean pipes?
An instrument like a bagpipe but with a softer tone
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What is a bouzouki?
A Greek lute
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Describe the texture in one word
Layered
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How many phrases does the vocal part alternate between?
Four different one-bar phrases
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Phrase 1 is a call in Gaelic. What note does it start on?
High D
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Refrain 1 is a response using vocables. What note does it start on?
Mid B
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Phrase 2 is a call in Gaelic. What note does it start on?
Low D
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Refrain 2 is a response using vocables. What note does it start on?
High E
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What is the structure?
Introduction / Verse 1 / Verse 2 / Coda
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Which two sections feature an instrumental section?
Introduction / Verse 2
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The vocal melody is...
Pentatonic / mainly syllabic
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What are vocables?
Nonsense syllables
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What do the instrumentalists play that are based on the vocal phrases?
Short motifs and countermelodies
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What is the metre?
12/8
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There is frequent...
Syncopation
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What pattern creates cross-rhythms at the start of the piece?
Hi-hat-pattern
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What key is it in?
G major
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What dominant chord is avoided and why?
D so the music has a modal feel
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What are the three main chords?
G / Em / C
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What does the term 'waulking' mean?
Process of pounding tweed cloth against a wooden board to make it airtight
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What is the name of the lament that the song is taken from?
John, Son of the King of Ireland
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