Durang's Hornpipe, Fiddlin’ Medley Part One and Reprise

As played by Clayton McMichen from the Georgia region

Hornpipe in D

From the Clayton McMichen Collection

5 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)
Melody-Only Transcription of Entire Medley (PDF)
Full Transcription of Entire Medley (PDF)


78rpm Record


This transcription is sponsored by Dr. Fiddle contributor Patrick Towell.

Georgia fiddler Clayton McMichen recorded his Fiddlin’ Medley in 1927. The medley consists of three tunes: Durang’s Hornpipe, Soldier’s Joy, and Rye Straw, and closes with a reprise of Durang’s. These are nice but aggressive settings of these tunes. They are in fact so aggressive that the whole medley is almost entirely played with sawstroke bowing.

This transcription is of Durang’s Hornpipe, which McMichen played one-and-a-half times at the beginning of the medley and another one-and-a-half times (but with fewer repeats on the parts) for the reprise. There isn’t much of difficulty here other than the extremely aggressive bowing, but do look out for sixteenth notes.

I am also including a transcription of the entire medley, so each part can be seen in context.


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Durang's Hornpipe

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