Mrs. Scott Skinner (1)

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MRS. SCOTT SKINNER [1]. Scottish, ("Solo") Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCCD. From Skinner's Miller o Hirn (1881) collection, composed by J. Scott Skinner and dedicated to his first wife, Jane Stuart of Aberlour, who died suddenly in the twelfth year of their marriage. Skinner honors her memory with a strathspey that was meant to be listened to (i.e. "solo"), rather than danced to, and meant for it to be reflective.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 20. Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), p. 17. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 158.

Recorded sources: Alia Vox AVSA 9878, Jordi Savall - "The Celtic Viol. II" (2010). Rounder 7001, Joe Cormier "Scottish Violin Music from Cape Breton Island" (1974).




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