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PATRICK GLENNIE'S. Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Composed by Alexander Troup of Crathie and Ballater, born at Dalbadgie, in the vicinity of Ballater, in September, 1835. He was locally renowned as a violinist and muiscographer and was often called upon as a judge at pipe and violin competitions. He had a wide and accurate knowledge of the works of Scottish violin composers, and possessed a valuable collection of works on Scottish music and musicians. A contemporary account [c.f. Mackintosh, History of the Valley of the Dee, 1895, p. 146] said "he is esteemed as one of the highest living authorities upon all points relating to Scottish music. He has played on various occasions at Balmoral. He is also a good vocal musician. In his twenty-first year, he led the psalmody in the church of Crathie before Her Majesty the Queen. He is a man of rare gifts and energy. His elder brother, James, who went to Australia, is also a fine violin player. He also performed before her with Willie Blair, 'The Queen's Fiddler'. See also Troup's composition "Cluny Castle." See also 'The Queen's Fiddler,' Willie Blair's, reel "Mr. A. Troup's."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 53, p. 19.

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