Miss Ross (3)

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MISS ROSS [3]. Scottish, Strathspey. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune (as "Miss Ross's Strathspey") was published by the Edinburgh music publishing firm of Nathaniel Gow and William Shepherd in a volume entitled A Collection of Entirely Original Strathspey Reels, Marches, Quick Steps &c. (1796, p. 6), "by Ladies resident in a remote part of the Highlands of Scotland, as corrected by Nath. Gow." Unfortunately, the composers names are not given. The Leeds antiquarian Frank Kidson (1854–1926) penciled a note in his copy of the volume that the composers were, or included, “the Misses Whyte,” and modern researcher Charles Gore thinks “the Misses Whyte” may possibly be a Miss White and a Miss Brocky, of Morayshire, east Highlands.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 37.

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