Annotation:Mr. Hope Johnston's Strathspey

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X:1 % T:Mr. Hope Johnston's Strathspey C:James Porteous (Annandale, 1762-1847) M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840, p. 222) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G>AB>d e>dB>d|e<gd>B e<Ac>e|G>AB>d e>dB>d| e<gd>B Gggb|G>AB>d e>dB>d|egd>B e<Ac<e| G>AB>d {f}e>dB>d|e<gd>B Gggb||g>ab>g {b}a>fg>d| e>gTd>B Aaab|g>ab>g {b}a>fg>d|e<gdB G<gg<b|g>ab>c' a>bg>d| e>g e/d/c/B/ A<aa<b|(3gab (3agf (3gfe (3dcB|(3ced (3cBA G<gg>b||

MR. HOPE JOHNSTON'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strahspey (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by fiddler-composer biography:James Porteous (1762-1847) of Annandale, Dumfries. The Hope Johnston family were landowners of Annandale, Dumfries, and the tune may have been named in honor of John James Hope Johnston (1796-1876), one-time Marquis of Annandale. He claimed the title of Earl of Annandale and Hartfell, but in 1844 it was determined that he had not sufficiently made his claim. There are other male Hope Johnston family members the title might refer to as well. See also Porteous's "Mrs. Hope Johnston's Strathspey" which may have been named for John James Hope Johnston's spouse, Alicia Anne, daughter of George Gordon Esq., of Halbead, whom he married in 1816.

Porteous issued one collection, A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels & Jigs, Respectfully Dedicated to Lady Jardine of Applegarth; Arranged for the Piano Forte, Violin & violoncello by James Porteous (Edinburgh, 1821).

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