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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 - Late of Aberdeen University'. Compare this with the version at JSS0618 and note the similarities to The Forth Brig (JSS0201).
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] left hand please', which are given in the published version. Click on the link below to see page 2 of this dance (JSS0207).
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 touring in his father's concert parties. Click on the link below to read the first page of this dance (JSS0206).
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 'For Variations not needing the qvr [quaver] emphasised.' Along the left-hand margin is 'To be played in giving out the theme and afterwards against any Variations needing the air well brought out.' Click on the link (JSS0209) to read page one, and click on the audio link (cd123a) to hear Skinner playing it.
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 the link below (JSS0208), and to listen to Skinner's recording, click on the audio link below (cd123a).
Page 1 of 4, Le Messe
JSS0210
Page 1 of 4, Le Messe
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 has never been played. The crosses above the first line show where the addenda of JSS0211 should be added in. Click on the audio link below to hear Skinner playing Le Messe.

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