Annotation:Farewell to Edinburgh

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X:1 T:Farewell to Edinburgh M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Moderately Quick" B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 9 (1760, p. 24) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G B>c|{Bc}d2G2 {B}A2 GF|G2 (A/B/c) B2 (c/d/e)|d2 (ef) (gd)(cB)|{B}A4 z2 B>c| {Bc}d2 G2 (BA)(GF)|G2 (A/B/c) B2 (c/d/e)|(3def (3gfe d2 T^c>d|d6:| |:d2|A3B c2 (g/f/e)|(dF)(GA) B3c|(dB) (GE) (ec) (AG)|{G}F4 d>c| (B/A/G) (G/A/B) (c/B/A) (A/B/c)|(d/B/G) E>e !fermata!d3z c|(Bd) (EA) TF3G|G6:|]

FAREWELL TO EDINBURGH. Scottish, Air or March (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in Scottish composer James Oswald's Caledonian Pocket Companion (1760, in Book 2, p. 86 and Book 9, p. 24, depending on the edition). Oswald [1] (1710-1769), a cellist and violinist, had an excellent reputation in Edinburgh as a musician and composer, but left the city in 1741 to move to London, where he continued to teach, perform and publish music. It is possible that Oswald himself composed the tune.

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Printed sources : - Neil (The Scots Fiddle), 1991; No. 5, p. 8. Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, vol. 9), 1760; p. 24.

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