Culloden House (1)

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X:1 % T:Culloden House [1] M:C L:1/16 C:John Anderson R:Strathspey B:William Morrison - Collection of Highland music, consisting of B:strathspeys, reels, marches, waltzes & slow airs (c. 1813, p. 2) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Cmin ED|C3c Tc2 {=Bc}G3cc3d|B3FG3B {E}D3B, .G.F.E.D|Cc Tc6 {Bc}G2cd e3c| B2F2 .G.F.E.D TC4 E3D|C2c2 Tc4 {=Bc}G3cc2d2|GB3FB3 {E}D2B,2 .G.F.E.D| C3DE3F TG3FG3c|{=A}B3F .G.F.E.D {=D}C4C2||=B2|{=B}Tc3de3f g3ce4g| F3Bd3f {[e=b]}b3f .e.d.c.=B|Tc3de3f g3ce3c|{=A}B3F .G.F.E.D {=C}C4 C2=B2| c3de3f g3ce3g|f3Bd3f .b=.a.g.f .e.d.c.B|{e}g3ef3d {c}e3c{=B}d3=B|{B}c3G {=A}B3D C4 C2||


CULLODEN HOUSE [1]. Scottish, "Slowish" Strathspey (whole time). C Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by John Anderson, first appearing in fiddler-composer William Morrison's Collection of Highland music (c. 1813), with credit to Anderson. Hunter (1988) proposes two possibilities with regard to Anderson's identity: a John Anderson who published a collection of Highland Strathspeys c. 1789 or an Anderson who was involved with preparatory work for Morrison's collection with Johnson, the Edinburgh engraver.

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At the time of the battle of Culloden in 1746, Culloden House was known as Culloden Castle and was owned by Duncan Forbes, a lawyer and President of the Court of Sessions and a Hanoverian supporter. In October 1745, a contingent of Clan Fraser, led by Fraser of Foyers, made an unsuccessful attempt to capture Forbes, but as he was away from home they had to content themselves with plundering the house and estate. In 1745/46 Inverness, not far from Culloden House, was the main Jacobite base for the later stages of the 1745 Rebellion. Culloden Castle, as it was known then, was an ideal place for Bonnie Prince Charlie to spend several nights there before the battle of Culloden on 14 April 1746. Duncan Forbes died in 1747 and was never fully recompensed by the government for his efforts against the Jacobite Rebellion.

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Printed sources : - Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 180. William Morrison (Collection of Highland music, consisting of strathspeys, reels, marches, waltzes & slow airs), c. 1813; p. 2. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 272.

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