Celebrated Trumpet Tune (The)

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CELEBRATED TRUMPET TUNE, THE. Scottish, Slow Air (3/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The Gows remark: "Very Old. Upon the Circuits in Scotland this Air is played by his Majesty's Household Trumpeters attending the Lords of Justiciary, when that high (Solemn) Court has occasion to Exercise its most painful Duty." In addition to his other talents, Nathaniel Gow was an accomplished trumpet player and taught the instrument in Edinburgh.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (Gow Collection), 1986; No. 590. Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1809; p. 22.

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