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Page 2 of 2, Bannocks of Beer Meal
ID JSS0553
Title Page 2 of 2, Bannocks of Beer Meal
Document Reference Hend inst McGi c
Format 256 x 348 mm
Medium Handwritten music on lined sheet
Item Type Printed Collection
Subject Scottish Music, William McGibbon
Item Description From 'A Collection of Scots Tunes some with variations for a violin, hautboy, or German flute, with a bass for a violoncello or harpsichord', by Edinburgh violinist and composer William McGibbon (c. 1690-1756), then Edinburgh's most prominent musician. The second page of his variations (see JSS0552 for p. 1). Here he varies the rhythm, and ranges, and brings in more complicated leaps, and quadruple stops (see JSS05552) in his last variation. McGibbon (like Skinner, much later), omitted the bass line from underneath the variation, since the accompanist could use the same harmonies as the original melody. It saved paying for expensive engraving.
Creator William McGibbon
Editor William McGibbon
Arranger William McGibbon
Time Period 18th century
Relationships JSS0552
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name A collection of Scots tunes: some with variations for a violin, hautboy or...


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