Clan Chattan

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 Theme code Index    1211 4522
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    J. Scott Skinner
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Pipe
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Mixolydian
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    J. Scott Skinner
 Book/Manuscript title    Harp and Claymore Collection
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 50
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1904
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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CLAN CHATTAN. Scottish, Pipe Quickstep (4/4 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed in 1862 by Scots fiddler-composer J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) as a march for the bagpipes (whose scale is fixed in mixolydian mode). Skinner's hand written note indicates he expected that fiddlers would play it in A major if they preferred. An early manuscript copy [1] of the melody with hand-ruled staves was sent to Keith Norman MacDonald, folded, with the reverse side used as envelope (addressed, with stamp affixed).

Printed source: Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 40 (includes variation sets).

T:Clan Chattan
R:Pipe Quickstep
C:J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927)
S:Skinner - Harp and Claymore (1904)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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