Mrs. Ross's Reel
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MRS. ROSS'S REEL. AKA and see "Mrs. Colonel Gordon of Leitchieston’s Reel." Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833), first appearing in print in his 1781 collection (p. 4). Mrs. Ross was the wife of the Secretary/factor at Gordon Castle (see also “Miss Agnes Ross’s Reel,” written for her daughter). Marshall retitled the piece as "Mrs. Colonel Gordon of Leitchieston’s Reel" for his 1822 collection.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1781 Collection, p. 4.