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Lord Bob Williamson
Lord Bob Williamson Melody only of the 'Reel - Lord (inserted above title) "Bob Williamson" - 'by Jas. Scott Skinner'. The blue colour, and faint pink/purple paper, show that it was probably printed on an old type of duplicating machine with a rotating stencil, invented around 1890. There are seven single staves, which...
Cradle Song
Cradle Song The'Cradle Song' arranged and written out by Gavin Greig. The words are by Alexander Hastings, from Huntly, Aberdeenshire. Squeezed underneath the title is 'As sung by Miss Dolly Donaldson'. The music is in D major, and common time (C), in the usual arrangement of violin/voice part, and the piano part...
Cradle Song, words
Cradle Song, words Skinner's Cradle Song, printed verses. (Below verse one is printed 'Ch. M. 18', which probably shows this version was published by Charles Middleton, Keith, perhaps in the Keith Sentinel - see JSS0053 and JSS0054.)
Cradle Song
Cradle Song Skinner's Cradle Song, as printed in The Logie Collection of Original Music for Voice, Violin and Pianoforte (Charles Middleton, Keith: 1888). Here, the melody is set for violin, not voice. Compare this version with JSS0062, where the Cradle Song vocal line is set comfortably for the middle range of...
Fingal's Dirk
Fingal's Dirk Skinner's title is: Quickstep - 'Fingal's Dirk'* 'J. Scott Skinner'. A bagpipe setting in common time, and A major, with a natural sign replacing the the note G sharp, which Highland bagpipes lack. The music is set in four two stave systems, with the melody in the top stave. The accompaniment is usually...
Hector Macdonald
Hector Macdonald 'March. "Hector Macdonald' (on pasted paper) 'J. Scott Skinner'. Sir Hector (1853-1903) was born near Dingwall, Ross-shire. He served at the Battle of Khartoum, was knighted in 1901, and became a Major-General in the British army. The key signature, A major with G natural, shows a bagpipe setting; the...
The Queen's Welcome to Invercauld
The Queen's Welcome to Invercauld "The Queen's Welcome to Invercauld"', as printed in Skinner's Elgin Collection (1884). The music has been cut out, and pasted in, and Skinner has added 'Pipe March', and 'met[ronome marking]: 112' to the printed title. Invercauld, Aberdeenshire, is the site of Braemar Castle, seat of the Farquharsons...
The Champion March
The Champion March 'The Champion March' in two different printed, glued-in versions, in A major, signed at right 'J. Scott Skinner'. The first 16-bar melody is set with a single bass clef accompaniment. Skinner has added 'met[ronome marking]: 112' to the left. The second, 'Var[iation]. version has had the accompaniment...
The Athole Highlanders Farewell to Loch Katrine
The Athole Highlanders Farewell to Loch Katrine Quickstep. "The Athole Highlanders Farewell to Loch Katrine" by W(illia)m Rose', in Skinner's hand. The music has a natural sign where the G sharp would be, since the bagpipe scale lacks that note. The simple accompaniment suggests bagpipe drones. There is one 16-bar 'violin' variation. Skinner's footnote...
Ballindalloch Castle
Ballindalloch Castle Skinner probably wrote Ballindalloch Castle for Lady MacPherson-Grant, whose name appears in Skinner's 'List of Patrons and Families who have Received Tuition from Mr and Mrs Scott Skinner' in his Miller o' Hirn Collection (1881). Ballindalloch Castle, Banff-shire, has been their family home since 1546....

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