Colonel H.F. Campbell

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X:1 % T:Colonel H.F. Campbell's Strathspey M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1796, p. 9) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G2 d2 Td>Bdg|egdg AFDF|G2d2 Td>Bdg|egfa Tg2g2| G2d2 Td>Bdg|egdg AFDF|G2d2 Td>Bdg|egfa Tg2g2|| Tg>ab>a gddg|egdg AFDF|g>ab>a gddg|egfa Tg2g2| Tg>ab>a gddg|egdg AFDF|G2d2 Td>Bdg|egfa Tg2g2||



COLONEL H.F. CAMPBELL. Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning. AAB. The strathspey was first published by the Edinburgh music publishing firm of Nathaniel Gow and William Shepherd in a volume entitled A Collection of Entirely Original Strathspey Reels, Marches, Quick Steps &c. (1796, p. 9), "by Ladies resident in a remote part of the Highlands of Scotland, as corrected by Nath. Gow." Unfortunately, the composers names are not given. The Leeds antiquarian Frank Kidson (1854–1926) penciled a note in his copy of the volume that the composers were, or included, “the Misses Whyte,” and modern researcher Charles Gore thinks “the Misses Whyte” may possibly be a Miss White and a Miss Brocky, of Morayshire, east Highlands.

Colonel H.F. Campbell was an officer with the 3rd Battalion of the First, or Grenedier Guards, who saw action in Spain and the Mediterranean during the Napoleonic Wars. He was also an M.P. for Cromarty and Narin at the end of the 18th century.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; p. 16.

Recorded sources: - Parlophone PMD 1015, Jimmy Shand - "Scottish Country Dances in Strict Tempo, No. 2" (1950). Scottish Records 33 SR 135m "Scottish Violin Music from the Gow Collections played by Ron Gonnella: (1973).



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