Banks of the Tay (The)

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BANKS OF THE TAY, THE. English, Scottish; Slow Air (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was included in a production of Shakespeare's MacBeth, in which most of the music, including this air, was composed by cellist and composer James Oswald [1] (1710-1769). Oswald, originally from Edinburgh, had established himself in London, where presumably his MacBeth was staged.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 2), 1760; p. 5.

Recorded sources:




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