Annotation:Mr. Fletcher's Strathspey

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X:1 T:Mr. Fletcher's Strathspey C:William Christie (1778-1849) N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 40) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G c2|BG3~G3c {Bc}d3cBg3|db3 ca3 Bg3 A3c|BG3~G3c {Bc}d3cBg3|db3 d3f Tg3ag2d2| BG3G3c {Bc}d3cBg3|db3 ca3 Bg3 A3c|B3GA3F G3DE3C|B,G3 D3F ~G4 G,2|| B2|G2Bc .d2-.B2 Gg3 db3|d3gb3g ~f3a (gf).e.d|(gab2) (.d2.b2) (.c2.a2) (.B2.g2)|A3f a3f ~g3ag2d2| Bg3.g2.d2 Aa3.f2.d2|Dd3.B2.G2 ~F3A (GF).E.D|B,G3 CA3 DB3 Ec3|BD3 {B}A3F ~G4 G,2||

MR. FLETCHER'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Mr. Fletcher's Strathspey" was composed by Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire, fiddler-composer, dancing master and postmaster biography:William Christie (1778-1849) as a companion tune to "Mr. Fletcher's Reel." The reel is credited to "J.F." in Christie's 1820 collection, presumably Fletcher himself. One imagines that they were friends who enjoyed sharing fiddle tunes, with Christie honoring and supporting his friend by composing the strathspey for his reel, to be played as a set.

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Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 40.

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