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MISS ANN AMELIA MURRAY. AKA and see "Ann Stuart's Strathspey," "Lady Amelia Stewart’s Strathspey," "Lady Anne Amelia Stuart’s Strathspey," “Mrs. MacIntyre's," "Miss Anne Amelia Stewart," "Miss Stuart's.” Scottish, Canadian; Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. Composed by Duncan MacIntyre (b. 1765), who titled it “Mrs. MacIntyre’s Strathspey” in his collection. Although composer credits go to MacIntyre, the Gow's were the first to publish the melody in their "First Repository" and did so under the title “Miss Ann Amelia Stuart's.” The melody was composed by expatriate Scots dancing master Duncan MacIntyre of London, who spent some years in India (probably as a Master of Ceremonies to the Governor General's Court), and who died about 1806. Robert Petrie published the strathspey in his Second Collection of Strathspey Reels etc. under the title "Miss Ann Amelia Stewart's Strathspey." The "Ann Amelia Murray" title was first used in James Stewart-Robertson's Athole Collection (1884).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 172, p. 65. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 1), 1799; p. 30. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 211.

Recorded sources:

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]




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