Braes of Balquidder (1) (The)

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 Theme code Index    3133 3132
 Also known as    Black Cock o' Whickham (2) (The), Braes of Balquithin (The), Braes of Balquither, Lowp over amang the Elders
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Country Dance, Reel (single/double), Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABCCD
 Editor/Compiler    Robert Bremner
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Scots Reels
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 37
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1757
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Braes of Balwhither, The M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Very Slow" B:Robert Petrie – Third Collection of Strathspey Reels (1802, p. 9) N:Dedicated to Francis Garden Esq. Junior of Troup by N:Robert Petrie at Kirkmichael. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c|d2 F>c {B}A2 A>B|dF/d/ c>F A(GG)A/c/|dF/d/ cF/c/ {B}A2 A>c|d(f/e/) (g/f/)(e/d/) cAA:| c|d>ef>d c<Aa>g|f(d/f/) (d/c/)(B/A/) B>GG>c|d(f/e/) (g/f/)(e/d/) c<Aa>g|(a/g/f/e/) f>d c<AA>c| d>ef>d c<Aa>g|f(d/f/) (d/c/)(B/A/) B<GG>A|F<DC>D F>GA>c|(d/f/e/)f/ (g/f/e/d/) cAA|| A/B/|c<Fd>F A2 AB|(c/f/e/f/) (d/c/B/A/) B<GG>c|d<Fc>F A2 Ac|(d/f/e/f/) (g/f/e/d/) cAA:| c|d>ef>d c<ATa>g|f(d/f/) (d/c/)(B/A/) B>GG>c|(d/f/e/f/) (g/f/e/d/) (d/c/)(B/A/) (a/g/)(a/g/)|(a/g/f/e/) f>d c<AA>c| (d/c/d/)e/ (f/e/f/d/) (d/c/B/A/) Ta>g|f(d/f/) (d/c/)(B/A/) B<GG>A|F>DC>D F>GA>c|(d/f/e/f/) (g/f/e/d/) cAA||

X:1 T:Braes of Balwhedar, The M:C L:1/8 R: S:The Buttery Manuscript (c. 1784-1820, No. 487) N:John Buttery (1784-1854) joined the 34th Regiment in Lincoln, N:Lincolnshire, England, in 1797 and served as a fifer until discharged in N:1814. His large ms. contains marches, duty calls, dance tunes and airs. N:EASMES identifies this as the Fife MS. and suggests a date of 1780, see N: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d|Bc/d/ Gd B2 Bd|eGdG BAAd|Bc/d/ Gd B2 Bd|e>fgd B/B/B B:| d|e>fgd B/B/B ba|gedB dAAd|e>fgd B/B/B ba|g>fgd B/B/B Bd| efgd B/B/B ba|gedB dAAB|GEEF G>ABd|e>fgd B/B/B B||

X:1 T:Braes of Balquither M:C L:1/16 R:Air S:John Rook music manuscript collection (1840, p. 111, Wigton, Cumbria) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D2|G4 B3d (ce3)A3B|(ce3)d3B AG3 z2D2|G4 B3d (ce3) A3B|(ce3)d3B AG3:| |:{GABcdef}|g4 gfe^d e2d2dB3 {GABcdef}|g4 gfe^d eB3 (Tg3a)|bg3 af3 !fermata!g4 G3B|ce3 d3B AG3:|]

X:1 T:Braes of Balquither M:C L:1/8 R:Air B:Elias Howe – Second Part of the Musician’s Companion (1843, p. 9) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D DF|A2 BA A2 EF|G2 AG GFDF|AdBA A2 !fermata!dD|{D}D2 DF {E}D2:| F/G/|A2 AA Adcd|B2 BB BAFA|B2 BA A2 AF|D2 DF E<D!D.C.!||

X:1 T:Braes of Balquhither, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 1 (1844–1845, p. 21) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c|(A/B/c) Fc A2 Ac|(A/B/c) Fc (AG)Gc|(A/B/c) Fc A2 Ac|defd cAA:| c|(de)fd (cA)ag|fdcA BGGc|(de)fd (cA)fg|(a/g/f/e/ f)d cAAc| defd caga|fdcA AGGA|FCA,C FGAc|defd cAA|| |:c|dFcF A2 Ac|(dF)cF AGGc|dFcF A2 Ac|(de)fd cAA:| c|(de)fd (cA)ag|fdcA BGGc|(de)fd (cA)fg|(a/g/f/e/ f)d cAAc| defd caga|fdcA AGGA|FCA,C FGAc|defd cAA||

X:1 T:Braes of Balquhidder M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F c|A/B/c Fc A2 AB|A/B/c Fc AGGB|A/B/c Fc A2 Ac|defd cAA:| c|defd cAag|fdcA AGGc|defd cAfg|agfd cAAc| defd caga|~fdcA AGGA|FCA,C FGAc|defd cAA|| |:c|dFcF A2Ac|dFcF AGGc|dFcF A2Ac|defd cAA:| c|defd cAag|fdcA AGGc|defd cAfg|agfc A2Ac| defd caga|fdcA AGGA|FCA,C FGAc|defd cAA||

X:2 T:The Braes o' Balquhidder B:G.F. Graham, The Popular Songs and Melodies of Scotland (1900) C:Words written by Robert Tannahill 1774-1810. N:it's vaguely like The Duke of Bucclugh's Tune in Playford, 1687 M:2/4 L:1/16 R:Air Q:1/4=96 K:D % hexatonic, G missing F3A|B4 A3D|F4 F3A|B4 A3F|FE3 F3A|B4 A3D|F4 F3A|B3c d3B |AF3|| F3A|B3c d3B|AF3 f3e|dB3 A3F|FE3 F3A|B3c d3B|AF3 f3e|d2B2 A2F2 |FE3|| F3A|B4 A3D|F4 F3A|B4 A3F|FE3 F3A|B4 A3D|F4 F3A|B3c edcB|AF3|]

X:1 T:Braes o' Balquihither M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Daved Glen - The Edinburgh Collection, Book 2 (c. 1910; No. 467, p. 23) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A/B/|:Od2 df e2 AB|d2 ed BGBc| d2 df e2 dB|AAAB AGAB| d2 df e2 AB|d2 ed BGBc| dedB e2 dB|AAAB AGAB|| g2 ae g2 de|g2 ae fdef|g2 ae g2 dB|AAAB AGAB| g2 ae g2 de|g2 ae fdef| aefd e2 dB|AAAB AGABO||