Mr. Marshall’s Favorite

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MR. MARSHALL'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time) or Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833), renowned for his strathspey compositions. Marshall was Steward of the Household to the Duke of Gordon, an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1788; p. 12 (3rd edition. Appears as “Mr. Marshall’s Strathspey”). Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 21. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 153.

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