Sir Alexander McDonald's Reel

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 Theme code Index    355H2H 4H2H66
 Also known as    Braes of Arranmore, Braes of Mar (1) (The), Johnny Will You Marry Me, Johnny Won't You Marry Me, Lord MacDonald (1), Love Won't You Marry Me?, Sir Alex. McDonald's Reel, Sir Alexander Macdonald's Reel, Strath Spray's Rant
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4, 2/2
 Structure    AABB, AABBCC
 Editor/Compiler    David Young
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Drummond Castle Manuscript Part 2
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 4
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1734
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 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Sir Alexander McDonald's Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:David Young - The Drummond Castle Manuscript, Part 2 (1734, No. 4) B: Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmix TFA2f/g/ afed|gfed BdBA|TFA2 f/g/ afed|(e/f/g) (f/g/a) Te2d2:| |:A/A/A A2 ABAF|G/G/G G2 G>ABG|TFA2B ABAG|FAdF TE2D:| |:TFA2 f/g/ afed|gfed BdBA|TFA2 f/g/ afed|(e/f/g/ (f/g/a) T2d2d2:| |:a/a/a a2 abaf|g/g/g g2 gabg|a/a/a a2 abaf|g>bf>a Te2!fermata!d2:|]

X:1 T:Sir Alex’r McDonald’s Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Bremner – Scots Reels (1757) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D F(AA)(f/g/ a)fed | gfed BdBA | F(AA)(f/g/ a)fed | (e/f/g) (f/g/a) Te2 d2 :| |: FAA>B A>BAF | G/G/G G2 GABG | F(AA>)B (A>B)AF | GBAF TE2D2 :| |: (f/g/a) a>b a>baf | g/g/g g2 g>aba | (f/g/a) a>b a>baf | gafg Te2d2 :|

<section begin=X3 X:1 T:Sr Alexander McDonald's Reel M:C| L:1/8 B:Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1773, p. 70) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D F(AA)(f/g/) afed|gfed BdBA|F(AA)(f/g/) afed|(e/f/g) (f/g/a) e2 d2:| |:F(AA)B ABAF|G/G/G G2 GABG|F(AA)B ABAF|GBAF E2D2:| |:(f/g/a) ab a>baf|g/g/g g2 gaba|f/g/a ab a>baf|fafg e2 d2:||

X:1 T:Sir Alex. McDonald's Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Straight and Skillern – Two Hundred and Four Favourite B:Country Dances, vol. 1 (c. 1775, No. 153, p. 77) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D FAAf/g/ afed|gfed BdBA|FAAf/g/ afed|e/f/g f/g/a Te2d2:| |:FAAB A>BAF|G/G/G G2 G>ABG|F>AAB ABAF|GBAF E2D2:| |:f/g/a a>b a>baf|g/g/g g2 g>aba|f/g/a a>b a>baf|gafg Te2d2:|]

X:2 T:Sir Alexander MacDonald's Reel M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1 (1782, No. 70, p. 25) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D FA-Af/g/|afed|gfed|B>dBA| FA-Af/g/|afed|(e/f/g) (f/g/a)|e2d2:| |:(FAAB)|A>BTAF|G/G/G G>A|G>ABG| FAAB|A>BAF|GAFd|E2D2:|]

X:1 T:Sir Alexander Macdonald’s Reell M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Cumming – A Collection of Strathspey or Old Highland Reels (1782, No. 15, p. 6) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D FAA(f/g/ a)fed|gfed BdBA|FAAf/g/ afed|(e/f/g) (f/g/a) Te2 d2:| |:FAA>B A>BAF|G/G/G G2 GABG|FA(A>B) A>BAF|GBAF TE2D2:| |:(f/g/a) a>b a>baf|g/g/g g2 g>aba|(f/g/a) a>b a>baf|ga fg Te2 !fermata!d2:|]

X:3 T:Sir Alexander McDonald's Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverly, Cumbria, 1840, p. 34) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D FAAf/g/ afed|gfed BdBG|AFFf/g/ afed|e/f/g f/g/a e3d:| |:FAAB ABAF|G/G/GGG GABG|FAAB ABAF|GBAF E3D:|]