Timon's Getting Married! Sumer


Timon's Getting Married! Sumer NSP demo
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The hermit John Wells, also known as Timon of the Tees, was married (later found to be bigamously) at Seaton Snook Mission on 8th July 1866.  His life story will be explored more fully at a later date elsewhere on the site.  


Northumbrian Smallpipe characteristic: 

Diatonic transposition in bars 5 and 6 [blue squares]

Snookish characteristics: 

Major 7th interval in bars 1, 3 and 7 [orange boxes]

Ends on Supertonic (A or Rey) [purple circles]

Other comments:

Being a summer event, the piece has been designated the Sumer Tempo, possibly by Robson Booth; the Sumer Tempo is played before and after the main tune in the above demo.

Note the pealing church bell effect in bars 1, 3 and 7.

The words of the title fit perfectly with the rhythm of bars 2, 4 and 8, though we have so far failed to locate a full set of lyrics to go with this piece.