Mrs. Scott Skinner (1)

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X:1 T:Mrs. Scott Skinner [1] M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:MacDonald – Skye Collection (1887) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A,|D>F A>B (B/A/)G/F/ (d>e)|(f/e/)d/c/ d[DF] [C2E2] [CE]F/|D>FA>B (B/A/)G/F/ (d^G)|(A<d) f>e d2 [Fd]:| f/g/|a>f d>A B<g ~g>B|(Af) (e>d) (e2 e)f/g/|a>fd>A B<g ~g>B|[FA][Af][Af][Ge] [F2d2][Fd]f/g/| (^g/a/)b/a/ fd B<g ~g>B|[FA]f (ed) ec A>G|(F/E/F/G/) A>_B (=B/A/G/F/) [G>d>]^G|(A<d) f>e d2 [Fd]|| A,|(D/E/)F/G/ (A/^G/)A/B/ (B/A/)=G/F/ d>e|(f/e/)d/c/ d[DF] [C2E2] [CE]F/|(D/E/)F/G/ (A/^G/)A/B/ (B/A/)=G/F/ [Gd]^G|(A<d) f>e d [Fd]:| f/g/|(^g/a/)b/a/ (=g/f/)e/d/ (B/^d/)e/f/ g[GB]|[FA][Af] [Af][Ge] [F2d2] df/g/|(^g/a/)b/a (=g/f/)e/d/ (B/^d/)e/f/ g[GB]| [FA][Ad] (ed) (ec) A>G|(F/E/F/G/) (A/^G/A/_B/) (=B/A/=G/F/) d^G|A<d f>e d2 [Fd]||



MRS. SCOTT SKINNER [1]. Scottish, ("Solo") Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCCD. "Mrs. Scott Skinner" is contained in the Miller o Hirn (1881) collection, composed by James 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 he meant it to be reflective, although directed it be played "With energy". He noted (in 1881) that it was "my favorite for Concerts."


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Printed sources : - Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 20. Skinner (Miller o' Hirn Collection), 1881; p. 2. Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), 1900; 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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