Annotation:Mrs. Ernest Leslie's Strathspey

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X:1 T:Mrs. Ernest Leslie’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. 16) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin c2|Ac3 Gc3 Ac3 {A}TG3F|EC3EG3 {B}c4~c3G|Ac3Gc3 Ac3 {cd}e3d| cA3 GE3 {E}A4A2:|{ef}g>3feg3 fa3 {a}Tg3f|ec3ef3 {e}g4 Tg3a| {a}g3fe2g2 fa3Tg3f|ec3 GE3 {E}A4 A3f|{f}e3dcf3 eg3fa3| (gf).e.d ~c3e {e}g4 g3a|(3g2a2f2 (3e2d2c2 (3d2e2c2 (3B2A2G2|{AB}c3G E3G {G}A4A2||

MRS. ERNEST LESLIE'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The strathspey was composed by biography:William Christie (1778-1849), a dancing master, fiddler-composer and postman from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. There was an Ernest Leslie, 23rd Baron of Balquhain, Aberdeenshire, who served in the Austrian army from 1796-1813, being present at most of their engagements during those years, until he was severely wounded at the Battle of Dresden. He married Baroness Fanny Stilfried, the daughter of the Chamberlain to the Emperor of Austria. However, they spent considerable time on the Continent. He returned several times to Aberdeenshire, even living at Fetternear. the primary home of the Balquhain branch of Leslies,from 1831 to 1834, after which the family returned to Frankfort.

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Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 16.

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