Annotation:MacDonald's March (The)

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X:1 T:MacDonald's March, The M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Pipe March B:William Ross -- Ross's Collection of Pipe Music (1869, No. 16, p. 67) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amix e/d/|cB/c/ AA/A/|c/A/c/e/ ae/f/|ga/e/ gd/e/|g/d/B/A/ G/A/B/G/| cB/c/ AA/A/|c/A/c/e/ ae/f/|g/d/B/A/ G/A/B/d/|cA A:| |:e|A/<A/a g/e/a|g/e/f/e/ ae/f/|ga/e/ gd/e/|g/d/B/A/ G/A/B/G/| A/<A/a g/e/a|g/e/f/e/ ae/f/|g/d/B/A/ G/A/B/d/|cA A:|]

MACDONALD'S MARCH, THE. Scottish, March (2/4 time) or Reel. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Ross): AABB' (Perlman): AABBCC (Kerr): AA'BBCC' (Hart & Sandall). The melody entered French-Canadian tradition either through Cape Breton sources, especially fiddler Joseph Cormier, or from Don Messer's recordings. Hart & Sandall call it "a recent arrival" to Quebec tradition, and it is usually nowadays played as a reel and not a march.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Johnny Morrissey (1913-1994, Newtown Cross & Vernon River, Queens County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman]; accordion and piano player Denis Pépin {Breakeyville, near Québec City} [Hart & Sandell].

Printed sources : - Hart & Sandall (Danse ce Soir), 2000; No. 69, p. 104 (appears as "MacDonald's"). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3); No. 423, p. 47. Messer (Way Down East), 1948; No. 98. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 180, p. 124. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 93. William Ross (Ross's Collection of Pipe Music), 1869; No. 16, p. 67.

Recorded sources : - La Bottine souriante - "Tout comme au jour de l'an" (1987). Nightingale - "Sometimes when the Moon is High" (1996). Maggie's Music MM107, "Music in the Great Hall" (1992).

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