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X:1 T:Captain Maitland M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Milne – Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. for the Violin (1870, p. 6) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D|G<G(B>G) (c>A)FD|G<G(B>G) (d>G)BG|c<eB<d A>DF>D| G<GB>A (G2G):|B|<gB<g A>DF>D|d<gB<g d<gB<g| c<aB<g A>DF>D|G<GB>A (G2 G)(B/c/)|d<gB<g A>DF>D| d<gB<g d<gB<g|(3agf (3gfe d>fe<c|d>Bc>A (G2G)||



CAPTAIN MAITLAND'S. AKA and see "Honorable Captain Maitland's." Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831), and is another of his compositions dedicated to Scottish Napoleonic-era naval heros. Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland [1] (1777-1839) of Lindores House, Fife, commanded the HMS Bellerophon, when on July 15th, 1815, Napoleon surrendered to him at Rochefort. Maitland's Napoleonic duties were primarily as a fighting frigate captain, but his successful career enabled him to purchase the estate of Lindores. He died of a fever in India, however, where he had been appointed commander-in-chief of the East Indies station, attaining the rank of Rear Admiral. Compare the strathspey with Islay fiddler-composer Alexander Mackay's "North Highland Reel (2) (A)." See also the 6/8 version of the tune in O'Neill's Music of Ireland (1903) as "Ellis' Jig."
Capt. Maitland, c. 1815


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 452. Milne (Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. for the Violin), 1870; p. 6.






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