Bishop Alexander MacDonald's Farewell to Victoria

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 Theme code Index    3556 1H1H5L6
 Also known as    Bishop MacDonald
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Canada
 Genre/Style    Cape Breton/PEI
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    CANADA(Maritimes/English)
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Ed Perlman
 Book/Manuscript title    Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 210
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1996
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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BISHOP ALEXANDER MACDONALD'S FAREWELL TO VICTORIA. AKA - "Bishop MacDonald." Canadian, Slow Air (4/4 time). Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Perlman (1996) thinks this irregular (in the 'A' part) tune originated on Cape Breton. In fact the whole tune is a composition of Dan Beaton of Mabou, Cape Breton. Bishop Alexander MacDonald (1858-1941), a native of Inverness County, Cape Breton, was Roman Catholic Bishop of Victoria, British Columbia, from 1908-1923. He was the son of Catherine Beaton MacDonald, so there is a family connection with the composer.

Source for notated version: Paul MacDonald (b. 1974, Charlottetown, Queens County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed source: Perlman (Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 210.

Recorded sources:

See Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]

X:1
T:Bishop MacDonald in D
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:120
Z:Paul Mulvaney
R:reel
K:D
FG| A2 AF A2 Bc| d>e (3dcB (3AFB BA | B2 de f2 ed | BA FE FA AF |\
[M:2/4]\
A2 Bc|
[M:4/4]
| d>e (3dcB (3AFB BA | B2 (3Bcd F2 G<E2|\
[M:2/4]\
D2-DG|
[M:4/4]
A2 AF A2 Bc | de dB B2 BA | B2 de f2 ed | BA FE FA AF |\
[M:2/4]\
A2 Bc|
[M:4/4]
| d>e (3dcB (3AFB BA  | B2 Bd F2 E2 |\
[M:2/4]\
D2-Dg |
[M:4/4]
fa ab a2 fd | fb ba b2 (3abc' | d'2 fa b2 de | f2 ed BA FE |
fa ab a2 fd | fb ba b2 (3abc' | d'2 fa b2 de | f2 e2 d4||
%flute player PG Mulvaney from harper Elaine Fortin  
%from Rankin Family from K Burke? from Ed Pearlman
% from CB fdlr Paul MacDonald, whence?