Ben Lomond

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 Theme code Index    5555 662H2H
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Nathaniel Gow
 Book/Manuscript title    Complete Repository Part 3
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 33
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1806
 Artist    Beaton Family of Mabou (The)
 Title of recording    Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Smithsonian Folkways Records, SFW CD 40507
 Year recorded    2004
 Score   ()   

BEN LOMOND. Scottish; Strathspey. D Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (Athole, Gow, Skye): AABB' (Kerr). The Gaelic word ben means mountain or hill, while Lomond is derived from the Gaelic term for beacon. Ben Lomond is a peak 3,192 ft. high, of south-central Scotland on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond. It is mentioned in the poet Robert Tannahill's piece "Jessie the Flower of Dunblane," which begins:

The sun has gane down o'er the lofty Ben Lomond,
And left the red clouds to reside o'er the scene;
While lanely I stray in the calm simmer gloamin',
To muse on sweet Jessie, the flow'r o' Dunblane.

Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 435. Gow (Complete Repository), Part 3, 1806; p. 33. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 139, p. 17. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 47. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 90. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pp. 72-73.

Recorded sources: Smithsonian Folkways Records, SFW CD 40507, The Beaton Family of Mabou - "Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music" (2004).

T:Ben Lomond
B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection  (1884)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion 
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