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The Mathematician
JSS0203
The Mathematician Manuscript in Skinner's hand of 'Hornpipe "The Mathematician". Note on stave 2: 'To Engraver = Notes colliding went down a bit - S.S.' After the last bar he notes a correction: ''see blurred passage [third last bar] here's the reading [inserts music example].' Under the music is 'To Dr Clark, Cairo -...
Madame Vanoni
JSS0204
Madame Vanoni Manuscript in Skinner's hand of 'Hornpipe "Madame Vanoni". Skinner notes that she was: 'A Famous Danseuse, & Serio Singer'. The arrangement is by Skinner. Note his reference to 'artificial harmonics' at the end of line 1. Click on the audio link to hear Skinner playing this hornpipe.
The Trumpet
JSS0205
The Trumpet Manuscript in Skinner's hand of 'Hornpipe "The Trumpet" as played by J. Scott Skinner'. This arrangement is unfinished, and there are some differences between it and the Harp and Claymore version.
Page 1 of 2, Parazotti
JSS0206
Page 1 of 2, Parazotti Manuscript in Skinner's hand of of his version of this '17[th] Century Dance Parazotti For Manson's Solo Dance'. It begins with an introduction in Polka Tempo. After 16 bars, this changes to 'Dance Strathspey Tempo'. Towards the lower left hand side, Skinner asks for '4 [crotchets] in the bar, [in]...
Page 2 of 2, Parazotti
JSS0207
Page 2 of 2, Parazotti Manuscript in Skinner's hand of the second page of 'Parazotti' 'as danced by the late Wm Maclennan -'. William Maclennan, a noted piper and highland dancer, died suddenly in 1893, aged 32, while on tour with Skinner in the United States. Skinner's son, Manson, performed a solo dance to this music when...
Page 1 of 2, The President
JSS0208
Page 1 of 2, The President Manuscript in Gavin Greig's hand of page 1 of Skinner's virtuoso solo 'The President', 'Composed for American Tour' [1893], and 'arr. by Gavin Greig'. The 'Tempo di Polka', Greig writes, is '(scored in 4/4 time at composer's request.)' At the bottom of the page, in tiny handwriting, are Greig's accompaniments...
Page 2 of 2, The President
JSS0209
Page 2 of 2, The President Manuscript in Gavin Greig's hand of page 2 of Skinner's virtuoso solo 'The President' Below the music is 'this solo was specially written for Maclennans American Tour' which Skinner was part of. (During the tour William Maclennan died suddenly, at 32, of meningitis.) To view the first page, click on...
Page 1 of 4, Le Messe
JSS0210
Page 1 of 4, Le Messe Le Messe: ['Le Messie', 'The Messiah']. Skinner's footnote reads: The Finest Violin in the World Now the property of Mr Crawford Trinity, Leith, who purchased it for 2000'. The violin was made in Italy by Antonio Stradivari in 1716, and is highly valued not only because it is a wonderful instrument,...
Page 2 of 4, Addition to Le Messe
JSS0211
Page 2 of 4, Addition to Le Messe An insert of two bars, in Skinner's hand, to the manuscript of 'Le Messe' (see JSS0210).
Page 3 of 4, Le Messe
JSS0212
Page 3 of 4, Le Messe Manuscript in Skinner's hand of page 2 of his virtuoso solo ' Le Messe' ['Le Messie', 'The Messiah']. 'Le Messie' is a violin that was made in Italy by Antonio Stradivari in 1716. It is highly valued not only because it is a wonderful instrument, but, curiously, because it is in superb condition - it...

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