General MacDonald (1)

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GENERAL MACDONALD('S REEL) [1]. Scottish, Reel. C Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Neil Gow (1727-1807). By the time of Köhlers’ and the Skye Collection (1887) many of Gow's syncopations had been "smoothed out."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 257. Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1809; p. 10. Jones [Ed.] (Complete Tutor Violin), c. 1815; p. 12. Laybourn (Köhlers’ Violin Repository, Book 2), 1881-1885, p. 135. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 108. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 77.

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