MacPherson's Testament

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 Theme code Index    5566 5521
 Also known as    McFarsance's Tesment, McFarsance's Testament, MacPherson's Rant, MacPherson's Farewell, MacPherson's Lament
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AB
 Book/Manuscript title    Andrew Adam's Music Book (Sinkler ms.)
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1710
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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MacPherson's Testament: Annotations

T:MacPherson's Testament
B:Sinkler Manuscript (1710)
N:This is the earliest instance of a tune written in strathspey rhythem;
N:i.e. with dotted eighth notes and their inversion (the "Scots-snap").
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
C2|F>A F>A G>A G>A|F>d F>c D2 CD|F>A F>A G>A G>A|F>D E>D C3||
f|c>F c>A cGGd|c>F c>F D2|Df|c>F c>A cGGA|FD E>D C3||
f|ccaf gfaf|gfaf d2 df|ccaf gfaf|gfaf c3||
f|c>F c>A cGGd|c>F c>F D2 D>f|c>F c>A cGGA|F>C E>D C3||

MacPherson's Testament: Annotations