Prince's Salute (The)

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PRINCE’S SALUTE, THE (Failte Phrionnsah). Scottish, Pipe Pibroch. A Mixolydian. Composed following the unsuccessful Jacobite rising of 1715. In an unpublished manuscript (now in the National Library of Scotland) the 19th century piper Angus Mackay ascribed the tune to John MacIntyre of Rannoch, who composed it in 1715 ("Failte Prionnsa Seumas Prince James of Wales's Salute. Composed by John MacIntyre 1715"). He was the son of Donald, piper to Menzies of that ilk. The Prince would then refer to King James III and VIII, Chevalier de Saint George, the “Old Pretender.” However, it is thought by others to refer to Prince Charles Edward Stuart, 'Bonnie Prince Charlie', of the Rising of 1745. "Prince's Salute" is also contained in Major-General Thomson's (1833–1911) Ceol Mor, a second half of the 19th century collection of two hundred and seventy-five pibrochs, where it is also ascribed to MacIntyre. See also MacIntyre's "My King Has Landed in Moidart."

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Printed sources: MacDonald (A Collection of Ancient Martial Music of Caledonia), pp. 1–6.

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