Contrivance (The)

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 Theme code Index    356L6L 5L57L2
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Nathaniel Gow
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Nathaniel Gow
 Book/Manuscript title    Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 18
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1822
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CONTRIVANCE, THE. Scottish, Air (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is attributed by Nathaniel Gow to John MacDonald of Dundee (a dancing master who also composed "Memory of Joys that are past" and "Maids of Arrochar").

Printed source: Gow (Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1822; p. 18.

T:Contrivance, The
N:"Very Slow"
B:Gow - Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels (1822)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
A/B/|{d}c>Bc (ec)A|F>EF ~F2E|(EA).c e(d/c/)(B/A/)|GBB B2 A/B/|{d}c>Bc ecA|
!trill!F>EF F2E|(e/d/)(c/d/)(e/f/) (ec) B/A/|{^E}(FA)A A2::c/d/|(ef).g a3|(a/g/)(a/b/)(a/g/) (f/e/)(d/c/)(B/A/)|
(d/c/)(d/f/)(B/d/) (c/B/c/)(e/A/c/)|GBB B2 c/d/|(ef)g a3|(a/g/a/b/a/g/) (f/e/)(d/c/)(B/A/)|(d/c/)(d/e/)(f/d/) (ec) B/A/|(FA).A A2:||