Lament for Sir Harry Niven Lumsden

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LAMENT FOR SIR HARRY NIVEN LUMSDEN, BARONET OF ACHINDOIR. Scottish, Air ("Slow and Pathetic"). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by William Marshall (1748–1833) of Keithmore, near Fochabers, Banffshire. Sir Harry Niven Lumsden had the good fortune to inherit the estate of Clova from a rich uncle (Cowie, The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999). Lumsden married Harriet Christian Leith, daughter of Alexander Leith-Hay (1758–1838) of Rannes and Leith Hall, "General Sandie".

William Marshall

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hunter (The Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 54. S. Johnson (Kitchen Musician No. 20: A Twenty Year Anniversary Collection), 2003; p. 33. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 60.

Recorded sources: Lismore LILP 5017, Ron Gonnella – "Fiddler's Fancy" (1975). Rounder Records, John MacDougall – "Traditional Fiddle Music of Cape Breton, vol. 2: The Rovers Return (various artists).

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




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