King Robert the Bruce
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KING ROBERT THE BRUCE. AKA - "Bruce's March (2)." Scottish, Marching Air (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by the great Scots fiddler-composer J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) as a companion piece to his "Sir William Wallace." Robert Bruce, Earl of Carrick (1274-1329), was the Scottish hero who successfully led a second rebellion in 1306, the year Wallace was executed, which eventually led to his being crowned king of an independent Scotland. Skinner printed the march in his Harp and Claymore (1904) collection, calling it "Bruce's March."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Hardie (Caledonian Companion), 1992; p. 126 (with variations). Moffat (Dance Music of the North), 1908; No. 47, p. 20. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904. Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), p. 32 (includes variations).
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See Skinner's hand-written ms. copy at The Collection: The Music of James Scott Skinner