Mrs. Major Mitchell’s Strathspey

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Mrs. Major Mitchell's Strathspey. Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Moyra Cowie, researching her book The Life and Times of William Marshall (1999) could find no reference to Mrs. Mitchell, however, she did find that she was an obvious admirer of Marshall’s music, for she bought 24 copies of his 1822 collection!

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 50.

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