Alexander Arthur Duff Esq. Younger of Muirtown's Reel

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X:1 % T:Alexander Arthur Duff Esq. Younger of Muirtown's Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel C:William Morrison B:William Morrison - Collection of Highland music, consisting of B:strathspeys, reels, marches, waltzes & slow airs (c. 1813, p. 16) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (c|B)GBd {d}Tc2 Ac|Bg Tg2 {fg}dg Tg2|{fg}gG dB {dcB}Tc2 Ag|(f/g/a) df gGG:| a|bagf gdcB|Aa Ta2 {ga}Aa Ta2|{ga}bagf gdcB|Agfa gGGa| bagf gdcB|Aa Ta2 {ga}Aa Ta2 |{ga}bgfg dgBg|Agfa gGG||



ALEXANDER ARTHUR DUFF ESQ. YOUNGER OF MUIRTOWN'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Morrison (c. 1770-1825). It was one of a number of compositions for the Duff family of Muirtown. See note for "Mr. H.R. Duff's Favorite" for more. Alexander Arthur was born on August 31, 1799. In 1820 he was appointed Ensign in the 1st Royal Scots and was soon posted with his regiment to India. He died of fever the next year, age 21, at Negapatam where a monument was erected to his memory either "by his brother officers" or "by his brother".

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Printed sources : - William Morrison (Collection of Highland music, consisting of strathspeys, reels, marches, waltzes & slow airs), c. 1813; p. 16.

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