Annotation:Braes o' Auchtertyre (2) (The)

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X:50 % T:Strathspey, A. WI.050 T:Braes o' Auchtertyre [2], The M:C| L:1/8 Q:1/2=80 B:Wm Irwin, Folio MS, c1850. AGG's Transcription R:.Strathspey O:England A:Lake District Z:vmp.Chris Partington.2005 K:Bb D|B,2B,>E DFF>G|Bcd>c BGFG|G/G/G FF G2g2| fBed c2B2|B,2B,>E DFF>G|B>Bd>B BGFB| G>BF>B E>BD>B|(d/c/B/A/) B>D C2B,||e|d>ef>g f>dB<f| gecf {e}dcBF|G/G/G gf g2gb|dBed c2B2|d>ef>g f>dB<f| (g/f/e/d/) cf dcBF|G>BF>B E>BD>B|(d/c/B/A/) B>D C2B,|]

BRAES O' AUCHTERTYRE [2], THE. Scottish, "Pastoral Air" (Skinner) or Slow Strathspey (Honeyman). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One Part (Hunter, Skinner): AB (Honeyman, Skinner/Harp). J. Scott Skinner, who fashioned a popular arrangement of the tune for his Harp and Claymore (1904) collection, said it was an "admired old air by Crocket." Honeyman (1898) agrees that "this grand melody was composed or adapted about the year 1723 by James Crocket (see note for version #1), but was first transposed from the key of C to that of A, and played as a slow strathspey by James Scott Skinner."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton), "inspired by J. Scott Skinner's setting and by his friend Angus Chisholm" [Cranford].

Printed sources : - Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 64, p. 30. Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; p. 36. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 26. Skinner (Harp and Claymore Collection), 1904; p. 6 (arranged for violin and piano). Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), 1900; p. 37.

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