Bagpipe Music and Custom Compositions

APTOPIX Sept 11 America Remembers

Tyrone plays bagpipes as a U.S. flag is raised on the roof of the Space Needle in Seattle in the early morning of Sept. 11, 2011, on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The performance included West & Liberty, a hornpipe he was writing at the time of attacks. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Commission Music for Someone Special

Commissioning a bagpipe tune is a unique way to celebrate an event or someone special. An original tune may commemorate an anniversary, family gathering, personal achievement, a place that is deeply personal, or perhaps a person you hold dear.

Tyrone’s melodies are composed to reflect the subject of your choosing. Jigs, reels, airs, marches and hornpipes or classical Piobaireachd are created to bring a ‘tone sculture’ to life with the bagpipe’s traditional nine-note framework.

Five of Tyrone’s original compositions were selected for publication in Contemporary and Traditional Music for the Highland Bagpipe, the fourth compilation by Bruce Gandy. Bruce is often credited with raising the international standard for modern bagpipe repertoire.

Original two-parted or four-parted tunes are available for commission. The final melody is available for presentation, framed as a document, written by hand if you like, but usually professionally typeset. Recordings of original compositions on CD, whether on Highland Pipes, Small Pipes, or by an ensemble are an option.