General Lord Glenlyon's March

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X:1 T:General Lord Glenlyon's March C:John Crerar (1750-1840) M:C L:1/8 R:March N:A copy of Crerar's handwritten music manuscript of the tune is N:included in Eilidh Scammell's 2013 BA Thesis, "John Crerar, a N:Highland Perthshire fiddler 1750-1840" (p. 35) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D|G2 dB G2 DE|GABc d3e|g2d2 cBAG|FAFD G3D| GBDB GABc|dgBg dega|bagf gdec|B2 GG G2:| |:d2|g2 ba g2 dc|Bdgd BgdB|ccec BGdB|AABG FAFD| GDBG dBef|gbaf gfed|egdg BgAc|B2 GG G2:|



GENERAL LORD GLENLYON'S MARCH. Scottish, March. Composed by gamekeeper and fiddler-composer John Crerar in honor of James Murray, General Lord Glenlyon, the fifth child of John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl, and the first Baron Glenlyon. Crerar perhaps composed the tune in 1821, surmises Crerar reasercher Elidh Scammell, when he assumed his new title[1].


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  1. Eilidh Scammell, BA Thesis, "John Crerar, a Highland Perthshire fiddler 1750-1840", 2013, p. 26.