Leslie's Lilt

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LESLIE'S LILT. Scottish, Slow Air (3/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The name was probably derived from a Scottish general in England's civil wars. The air appears in the Skene Manuscript (c. 1615-1620, No. 35) and Dauney's Ancient Scotish Melodies (1838). "Leslie's Lilt", along with "Humors of Glen (The)," forms the themes for the last movement ("Dance") of composer Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie's [1] (1847-1935) orchestral Pibroch Suite.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Emmerson (Rantin' Pipe and Tremblin' String), 1971; No. 11, p. 117.

Recorded sources: Flying Fish, Robin Williamson - "Legacy of the Scottish Harpers, vol. 2."




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