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Page 4 of 4, Le Messe
JSS0213
Page 4 of 4, Le Messe Manuscript in Skinner's hand of his virtuoso solo ' Le Messe' ['Le Messie', 'The Messiah']. 'Le Messie' is a violin 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 has never been played....
Note about Le Messe
JSS0214
Note about Le Messe Manuscript in the hand of Skinner and Alexander Troup ('A. T.') It reads, from top, (scored out) 'Other MSS with H. Degerre, James Watson, John Marshall.' 'This is a very good tune, and will come to be popular after it is published, A. T.' Again in Skinner's hand: "Scottish Violinist", '2000 Violin...
Page 1 of 2, Polka Tempo, Le Messe
JSS0215
Page 1 of 2, Polka Tempo, Le Messe Manuscript in Skinner's hand of the 'Polka Tempo' section of his virtuoso solo ' Le Messe' ['Le Messie', 'The Messiah']. The accompaniment differs to that given in the version at JSS0213 and in the last two lines of JSS0212. This version was not used in the final Harp & Claymore collection either. Skinner's...
Page 2 of 2, Polka Tempo, Le Messe - Trio
JSS0216
Page 2 of 2, Polka Tempo, Le Messe - Trio Another version of the Trio for Skinner's virtuoso solo ' Le Messe'. This is on the rear of JSS0215 in which Skinner had reworked Le Messe in Polka Tempo. this Trio was to be played after a repeat of the first Polka melodic strain. His footnote reads 'Le Messe? or Messie? The The Messiah Fiddle. owned...
Folder for Pastoral Melodies
JSS0217
Folder for Pastoral Melodies Music manuscript paper used as a folder for the Harp & Claymore 'Pastoral Melodies' section.
The Gatherin' o' the Gunns
JSS0218
The Gatherin' o' the Gunns Manuscript in Skinner's hand of 'a Strathspey Jig 'The Gatherin' o' the Gunns' - S.S.' To be played with 'fire & force'. The second section is 'more Sterile [in] F [sharp] minor'. Compare it with the version given at JSS0608. Click on the link below.
Note about Gatherin' o' the Gunns
JSS0219
Note about Gatherin' o' the Gunns Skinner's instructions about where to place his 'strathspey jig', 'Gatherin' o' the Gunns'. He writes 'Try to get in this - if not in its place at the end, recd [received] from Composer while the medley was proceeding'.
A Jig Strathspey, The Gatherin' o' the Gunns
JSS0220
A Jig Strathspey, The Gatherin' o' the Gunns Manuscript in Skinner's hand of a copy of his 'a Jig Strathspey 'The Gatherin' o' the Gunns' - [by] J. Scott Skinner'. To be played 'Merrily'. Underneath he writes 'For "Harp and Claymore"' -'. While the melody is complete, even to the fingering, the bass line in the printed version is almost entirely...
Just a Bit o' Heather o'er the Lea
JSS0221
Just a Bit o' Heather o'er the Lea A fragment of melody written in a hurry by Skinner. He probably wrote this so he could remember these musical ideas until he had the opportunity to write them down and expand what he was thinking.
Merrily Rins the Burnie
JSS0222
Merrily Rins the Burnie Manuscript in Skinner's hand of 'Reel - "Merrily rins the burnie" - J. Scott Skinner'. He wants players to use a 'full bow' on the last line of the melody, and to speed up ('veloce') in the last two bars.

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