Lament for the Death of Jane Duchess of Gordon

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X:1 % T:Lament for the Death of Jane Duchess of Gordon M:C L:1/8 R:Air C:”by D. McDonald” B:William Morrison - Collection of Highland music, consisting of B:strathspeys, reels, marches, waltzes & slow airs (c. 1813, p. 34) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Cmin G|:c>c=B>c (de) {e}Td2|g>fed (ce) d>G|c<c=B>c (de){e}Td2|{f}e>c{e}d>=B Tc2 cG| c>c=Bc (de) Td2|{a}g>fed (ce) dG|cc =Bc {e}(de){e}d2|(3g/e/z/ (3f/d/z/ (3e/c/z (3d/=B/z/ Tc2 c/d/e/f/|| ggg>e (fe) Td2|c>cde f>e dG|c>c=Bc (de) Td2|e>c d>=B Tc2 ce| gg(ge) (fe) Td2|cc(de) f>e dG|c>c=Bc (de) Td2|(3g/e/z/ (3f/d/z/ (3e/c/z (3d/=B/z/ Tc>d c||



LAMENT FOR THE DEATH OF JANE DUCHESS OF GORDON. Scottish, Slow Air (whole time). C Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The composition is credited to "D. McDonald" in William Morrison's c. 1813 collection. Jane Gordon [1], Duchess of Gordon (née Maxwell (1748 or 1749–1812) was a Scottish Tory political hostess. Together with her husband, Alexander, the 4th Duke of Gordon, they entertained lavishly and were patrons of the arts. Strathspey composer William Marshall was steward of the household and later factor for the Duke, and Jane is credited with establishing the Strathspey as a dance form. See note for "Duchess of Gordon (1) (The)" for more.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - William Morrison (Collection of Highland music, consisting of strathspeys, reels, marches, waltzes & slow airs), c. 1813; p. 34.

Recorded sources: -



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