Annotation:Ossianic Air, An

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OSSIANIC AIR, AN. Scottish, Air (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The tune "is also a favourite Ossianic measure, to which the editor has heard a great many fragments of the original recited. He had, however, previously acquired the air, as handed from Alexander Fraser of Leadclune, patronimically Alaster Mac Iluistein, who lived during the last century, and was the progenitor of the present Alexander Fraser, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn &c. He was a sterling reciter of Ossian, and a bard, whose genius, sentiments, and principles (as appears from a beautiful poem to this air, and many others), would have done honour to a more advanced stage of society" [Fraser].

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Simon Fraser (Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 28, p. 10.

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