New Scotch-Measure (1) (A)
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NEW SCOTCH MEASURE , A. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune appears in London music publisher Henry Playford's 1700 collection of Scottish music. The manuscript contains the first mention in print of the term 'Scotch Measure', a Scottish national dance, and a type of reel generally played at a moderate pace.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Playford (A Collection of Original Scotch-Tunes, (Full of the Highland Humours) for the violin), London, 1700; No. 31, p. 13.
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