House of Park (The)

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HOUSE OF PARK, THE. Scottish, March. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall's music. The estate of the House of Park dates from 1536 and was built at Ordiquhill, Banffshire, Scotland. It was the home of Lieutenant Colonel Gordon in the early 19th century, when Marshall composed the tune.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 167, p. 63. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 51. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 240.

Recorded sources:

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]

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