Diamond (3) (The)

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X:1 T:Diamond [3] Reel, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:J. Anderson - Anderson's Budget of Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances B: for the German Flute or Violin (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 15) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amin e|cAce fdgf|ede^f gdBG|AcBE FAGc|dfE^G AAA:|| a|c'ab^g a2 (e^f)|gedc BdgB|cege dfaf|ea^gb a/a/a (ag)| ac'be fagc|dfeA ^GABE|AcBd cedf|.e(dcB) cAA||



DIAMOND [3], THE. AKA and see "Miss Steel of Norwich's Reel." Scottish, Reel or Hornpipe. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (Lowe, Skinner). Edinburgh fiddler-composer and bandleader Robert Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808) composed "The Diamond Reel" and published it in his first collection of 1783. Later he printed the reel in his Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels] (c. 1804) renamed as "Miss Steel of Norwich's Reel. Fiddler-composer J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) adapted this reel as a hornpipe, and says: "The crossbowing is very effective in hornpipes."


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Anderson (Anderson's Budget of Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances), c. 1820; p. 15. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 6), 1844-45; p. 23. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 135. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 46.






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