Honorable Mr. Gray's Strathspey (1)

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X:1 T:Honorable Mr. Gray's Strathspey [1] S:Petrie's Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c. Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 6/5/04 N:Petrie's Second Collection, page 10 % Gore's Index gives earliest publication as Robert Mackintosh's % "68 New R., Str. & Q./Steps" 1793 L:1/8 M:C R:Strathspey K:F d|:c>df>g (a/g/f/e/) fd|c>d f>a g<G B<d|c>df>g (a/g/f/e/) f>d| c<Af<d c<FA<d:|c<Af<A a<Af<A|c<Af<c d<GB<d | c<Af<c a<fg<e|f<cf<A d<GB<d|c<Af<A a<Af<A| c<Af<c d<GB<d |c<Aa<f g<ef<d|c>f (e/f/g/e/) fFF|]



HONORABLE MR. GRAY'S STRATHSPEY. AKA and see "Honorable Mrs. F. Gray," "Honorable Mrs. Gray's Strathspey," "Lady Gray's Strathspey." Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was included by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler and composer Robert Petrie in his Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances (1796, p. 10). John Glen gave the tune as "Honorable Mrs. F. Gray."

The numerous tunes with similar titles has led to some confusion. The "Honb.le Mr. F. Gray's Strathspey" included in Robert Mackintosh's 68 New Reels (1793) is a different tune. Both tunes appear in several publications from the 18th/19th centuries.

Theme Code Index 51H3H1H 51H2H4

  • Honble M. Gray's strathspey in R. Petrie: Second collection of strathspey reels (ca.1795-96) - The copy in NLS has a pencilled attribution to Nath. Gow
  • The Honble. Mrs. Gray's Strathspey in N. Stewart: Five fashionable reels or strathspeys (ca.1793-1802)
  • Hon. Mrs F. Gray's Strathspey (G major) in Complete repository, Book 2 Selected from the works of Niel Gow & Sons (ca.1815-1827)
  • The Hon.ble Mrs Gray's Strathsp.y (D major) in J. Aird: A Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, Vol.5 (1801)
  • Lady Gray's Strathspey in Davie's Caledonian repository, Vol.2 (Wood & Co. 1840, Reissue J. Davie & Co. ca.1829)
  • The Honble Mrs Gray's Strathspey in Davie's Caledonian repository, Vol.4 (Wood & Co. 1840, Reissue J. Davie & Co. ca.1829)



Theme Code Index 537L2 5354

  • Honb.le Mr. F. Gray's Strathspey in R. Mackintosh: Sixty Eight New Reels, Strathspeys and Quicksteps, (1793)
  • Hon. F. Gray's Strathspey (G major) in Complete repository, Book 1 Selected from the works of Niel Gow & Sons (1805)



See note for "Honorable Francis Gray's Strathspey (The)" for more.


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