Annotation:New High Level Hornpipe (1) (The)

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X:1 T:New High Level Hornpipe [1] C:Andrew Rankine M:4/4 L:1/8 K:G D2|"G"G2 DG B2 GB|d2 ed cBAG|"D7"F2 DF A2 FA|d^cde d=cBA| "G"G2 DG B2 GB|d2 (ed) cBAG|"D7"FDFA dcBA|"G"G2B2G2:| |:(Bc)|"G"d2 (Bd) gdBd|"C" e2 (ce) gece|"G"d2 (Bd) "Em"gdBd|"Am"c2 (fe) "D7"dcBc| "G"d2 (Bd) gdBd|"C"e2 (ce) "Am"gece|"G"dgfe "D7"dcBA|"G"G2B2G2:|

NEW HIGH LEVEL [1], THE. Scottish, Reel or Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune has been described as a "fast hornpipe," and is sometimes called "The New High Level Reel." The composition is credited (and copyrighted) to Scottish bandleader, composer and accordion player Andrew Rankine [1], according to Martin & Hughes, however, the first strain is a borrowing of Northumbrian composer Robert Whinham's "New High Level Hornpipe (2)," and a still older untitled hornpipe from Manchester musician John Roose (see "New High Level Hornpipe (3)") although the second strain differs. Rankine's version is often heard as the lead tune for the Scottish Country Dance 'Red Rose and White'.

Andrew Rankine (1930-1985)

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Martin & Hughes (Ho-ro-gheallaigh), 1990; p. 14.

Recorded sources : - Emerald Gem GEM 1025, Andrew Rankine & His Band - "Scottish Dance Party" (1969).

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