Balendalloch's Dream

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 Theme code Index    3151H 7b7b7bL4
 Also known as    Balemdilaks Dream
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Mixolydian
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Robert Bremner
 Book/Manuscript title    Scots Reels
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 33
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1757
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

<abc float="left"> X:1 T:Balendalloch's Dream M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Gow - 2nd Repository (1802) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A e | c2 A>c (ef/g/) af | =g2 gB GB/c/ dB | c2 Ac (ef/g/) af | =gefd ~e2A :| ^g | a2 ea cAaf | =g2 dg BGdB|a2 ea cAaf | =gefd e2 A^g | a2 ea cAaf | =g2 dg BGdB | cedf e=gfa | =gefd ~e2A || </abc>

BALENDALLOCH'S DREAM. Scottish, Reel. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning. AAB. AAB (Gow): AABB (Bremner). One of the 'lost tunes' of William Vickers' 1770 Northumbrian dance tune manuscript, called by him "Balemdilaks Dream." Glen finds the tune first published in Bremner's 1757 collection.

Printed sources: Bremner (Scots Reels), c. 1757; pg. 33 (appears as "Balendaloch's Dream"). Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 495. Gow (Complete Collection), Part 2, 1802; pg. 28.