Braes of Ballenden (2) (The)

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 Theme code Index    355 656
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    3/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    O'Farrell
 Book/Manuscript title    Pocket Companion vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 93
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1806
 Title of recording    
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BRAES OF BALLENDEN [2], THE. Scottish, Air (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Ballenden is another name for Ballantyne, spelled variously Balandine, Ballandyne, Ballendine etc. Composed by dancing master James Oswald (d. 1769). Alexander Campbell opined that "...had he (Oswald) composed nothing else but 'The Braes of Ballenden' and the air to 'Lovely Nymph', introduced in the burletta of Midas, his fame would live as long as a relish exists for genuine Scottish melody." The melody also appears in Johnson's Scots Musical Museum (I, 1787, pg. 93).

Printed source: O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. II), c. 1806; p. 93.

T:Braes of Balandine (sic)
T:Braes of Ballenden [2]
S:O'Farrell - Pocket Companion, vol. II (c. 1806)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
GA | B2d2 d>e | e2d2 (e>f/2g/4) | e<d c<B A<G | {B}A4 G>A | B2d2 (d>e/2f/4) | 
g3fe2 | d>ed{c}B (A>F/2G/4) | G4 :: G | D3E G>D | E2G2 (A>B/2c/4) | 
!trill!B2A2 c/B/A/G/ | E4 de/f/ | g2G2 (G>A/2B/4) | A2B2 d>g | fe dc Bc | 
B2A2 G>A | B2d2 (d>e/2f/4) | g3f e2 | d>e d<B AG | E4 GA | 
B2d2D | !trill!E2G2 (e>f/2g/4) | d>e dB (A>G/2A/4) | G6 :||

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