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Hector the Hero

ID

JSS0176

Title

Hector the Hero

Document Reference

MS2726/176a

Format

260 x 339 mm

Medium

Handwritten manuscript on music manuscript paper

Item Type

Manuscript

Subject

Music, Scottish, Lament, Pipes, Violin, Piano

Item Description

Manuscript in Skinner's hand of a his 'Coronach', 'Hector the Hero'. Under the music he has written '1st strain loco [played in place - as written] - the Coronach sighing through the trees. Composed [Monikie], 27 March 1903 - For immediate publication -'. 'Hector' was Sir Hector Macdonald (1853-1903) b. nr Dingwall, Ross-shire; d. Paris. He served at the Battle of Khartoum; Knighted in 1901. Aide-de Camp to Queen Victoria, and Major-General in the British army. He had one son with his wife Christina Duncan, secretly married, in the Scottish style, in 1884. Unsavoury rumours and illness drove him to suicide. 'Fighting Mac', a Robert B. Service (1874-1958) poem, and Thomas McWilliam's words for Skinner's melody ('O, wail for the mighty in battle, Loud lift ye the Coronach strain; For Hector, the Hero, of deathless fame, Will never come back again') show the public's sympathy for his tragic end.

Creator

James Scott Skinner

Creator Manuscript

James Scott Skinner

Arranger

James Scott Skinner

Time Period

1880's - 1900's

Associated Dates: Manuscript

27 Mar 1903

Related Images

MS2726/176b

Relationships

JSS0177, JSS0178, JSS0622

Location

University of Aberdeen

Collection Name

Harp & Claymore

Copyright

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/historic/documents/copyright

Audio

Note this link will open another window so you can view the music and listen to the tune cd214a

 

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