Lieutenant Abercromby

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LIEUTENANT ABERCROMBY('S REEL). Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Isaac Cooper of the coastal town of Banff (b. 1754, d. 1810/1811 or 1820) and appearing in his collection of 1783. Cooper was a multi-talented musician, teacher and composer who published several collections in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. John Glen (1895) thought it an "excellent tune."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Glen (Glen Collection of Scottish Music), vol. 2, 1895; p. 28.

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