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X:1 T:Cairngorm, The M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel C:J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) S:Skinner - Harp and Claymore (1904) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G Minor (d/ | .B/).G/.A/.^F/ .G/.B/.d/.g/ | ^f/d/_e/^c/ d/^f/a/{d}A/ | .B/.d/.g/.a/ .b/.g/.d/.B/ | .c/.B/.A/.G/ .^F/.D/d/c/ | B/G/A/^F/ G/B/d/g/ | ^f/d/_e/^c/ d/^f/a/A/ | B/d/g/a/ b/g/d/B/ | c/e/d/^f/ {a}g/G/B/d/ | g/d/b/g/ a/^f/g/_e/ | d/=e/=f/^f/ g/d/g/a/ | b/f/g/e/ =e/f/d/B/ | c/B/A/G/ ^F/D/d/c/ | ^f/d/_e/^c/ d/^f/a/A/ | B/d/g/a/ b/g/d/B/ | c/e/d/^f/ [G,3D3B3g3] ||



CAIRNGORM, THE. Scottish, Reel. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Composed by the great Scots fiddler-composer J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927), who explains at the bottom of his manuscript copy [1] that the cairngorm was "a gold scarf pin presented to the composer by an enthusiastic Perthshire amateur." He also notes: "This Reel was written at the suggestion of Mr Alexander Troup, Ballater, a gentleman who has done valuable service to Scottish Music. The composer has known him for 30 years." In the early decades of the 20th century Skinner published a number of folios called the Cairngorm Series, each with nine or ten tunes arranged for piano and violin, some newly composed and others previously published.

J. Scott Skinner


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Printed sources : - Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 127.

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