Annotation:Lady MacBeth’s Dream

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X:1 T:Lady MacBeth’s Dream M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" C:James Oswald B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 2 (1760, p. 4) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D f>ed a>gf|f>ge d3|f>ga b2a|a>gf {f}e3:| |:(e2f) (g2f)|a>gf e2A|(d2e) (f2g)|Tf>ed a3|a6-|a6| f>ga b2d|f>ge d3-|d6-|d6|F>GA B2D|F>GE D3:|]

LADY MACBETH'S REEL. English, Scottish; Slow Air (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was included in a production of Shakespeare's MacBeth, in which most of the music, including this air, was composed by cellist and composer James Oswald [1] (1710-1769). Oswald, originally from Edinburgh, had established himself in London, where presumably his MacBeth was staged.

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Printed sources : - Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 2), 1760; p. 4.

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