Sir Alexander Don (5)

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X:1 T:Sir Alexander Don’s [5] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel C:Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831) N:The second tune of a jig and reel medley B:Gow – Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels (1822) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|~d2 fd (dc) BA|~d2 fd (dc) BA|~d2 fd ge ^ge| aABc d3A|~d2 fd (dc) BA|~d2 fd ge ^ge|aA Bc d3|| f/g/|bf .^d.d bB (ba)|(ge) .c.c (aA) ag|(fe)dd TB2 ed|cABc defg| agfe ^dBba|gfed cAag|fedc Bded|cABc d2D||



SIR ALEXANDER DON [5]. Scottish, Reel (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A later composition by Nathaniel Gow which Collinson (1966) uses as an example of the progress of the Gow family's compositions away from the strict confines of the old modes and gapped scales. It was composed as the second tune in a medley set, preceded by the jig “Sir Alexander Don (4).”

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Gow (Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1822; pp. 22-23.

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