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X: 1 T: MISS BRUCE'S REEL T:Miss Bruce O: Irish Melody %R: jig B: Elias Howe "The Musician's Companion" Part 3 1844 p.71 #1 S: http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Musician's_Companion_(Howe,_Elias) Z: 2015 John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu> M: 6/8 L: 1/8 F:http://www.john-chambers.us/~jc/music/book/EliasHowe/MusiciansCompanionP3-1844-V2.abc K: D % - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (A/G/) |\ FAd dcd | Adf fef | afd afd | cee e2 A/G/ | FAd dcd | Adf fef | afd gec | ddd d2 :| |: f/g/ |\ afd dcB | ABA A2A | gab afd | cee e2 f/g/ | afd cBe | dce a2g | fga gec | ddd d2 :| % - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -



MISS BRUCE [1] (Ingean Ni Brusac). AKA – "Miss Bruce's Reel." AKA and see "Miss Jane Bruce's Jig." Irish, Jig (6/8). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Paul de Grae discovers that Howe/O'Neill's "Miss Bruce" is a nearly identical version of "Miss Jane Bruce's Jig" printed in Glasgow by James Aird. Boston music publisher Elias Howe's title (including his volume by 'Patrick O'Flannagan', a Howe pseudonym) was "Miss Bruce's Reel," despite the tune being in 6/8 time. Formerly, the name 'reel' in a title for a 6/8 tune often implied a winding dance figure, rather than being a metrical denotation, but the Howe title may have simply been originally a printers oversight that carried into his later publications.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "O'Neill" [O'Neill]]. Chicago Police Sergeant and fiddler James O’Neill, originally from County Down, served as transcriber and who helped Francis O’Neill compile his Music of Ireland (1903) and Dance Music of Ireland (1907).

Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Third Part of the Musician's Companion), 1844; p. 71. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 646. O'Flannagan (The Hibernia Collection), Boston, 1860; p. 18 (as "Miss Bruce's Reel"). O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 74. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 751, p. 140.






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