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X:1 T:Corn Cutters, The C:Mr. Bernard M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 3 (1844–1845, p. 12) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C B|cCCB c2 (Bc)|dDD^c d2 (=cd)|eCCe fDDf|edcB c2 c:| |:f|gEEg aFFa|fFDf gEEB|cCCc dDDf|edcB c2 c:|]

CORN CUTTER [1], THE. Scottish, Reel (whole time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composition credited to "Mr. Bernard" by Lowe and Kerr. Mr. Barnard (note spelling) was an Edinburgh violinist of note, and one of the members of the orchestra who gave concerts in Edinburgh at St. Cecilia's Hall. The orchestra was led by Italian born Signor Puppo, also a violin concerto player, and included

...Mr. Schetky, from Germany, the principal violoncellist, and a fine solo concerto player; Joseph Reinagle, a very clever violoncello and viola player; Stephen Clarke, an excellent organist and harpsichord player; and twelve or fifteen violins, basses, flutes, violas, horns, and clarionets, with extra performers often from London. Upon the resignation of Puppo, who charmed all hearers, Stabilini succeeded him, and held the situation till the institution was at an end: he had a good round tone, though, to my apprehension, he did not exceed mediocrity as a performer. But I should be unpardonable if I omitted to mention the most accomplished violin-player I ever heard, Paganini only excepted—I mean Giornovicki, who possessed in a most extraordinary degree the various requisites of his beautiful art: execution peculiarly brilliant, and finely articulated as possible; a tone of the richest and most exquisite quality; expression of the utmost delicacy, grace, and tenderness; and an animation that commanded your most intense and eager attention.

See also the Gow's "Mr. Barnard's Reel".

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 97, p. 13. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 3), 1844–1845; p. 12.

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