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Annotation:Miss Wharton Duff

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'''MISS WHARTON DUFF'''. Scottish "marching air" (Alasdair Fraser's description)hornpipe or listening piece. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by [[biography:William Marshall]] (1748-1833). According to Moyra Cowie ('''The Life and Times of William Marshall''', 1999), the tune may refer to Lady Ann Wharton Duff, daughter of Lord Duff of Banff, who in 1809 married her first cousin, Richard Wharton of Orton House near Inchberry in lower Speyside. The Duffs had three daughters, however, so the tune may also have been named for one of them.
The tune is sometimes heard transposed to the key of G major at Scottish sessions. The tune type was not specified in Marshall's 1822 publication. Hunter (1998) included it in his book among the "airs and pastorals" (with a metronome setting of 80 per quarter note), and though others have classed it as a hornpipe. It has been played as a wedding marchand Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser describes it as a "marching air. "

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