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Lady Mary Primrose
ID JSS0032
Title Lady Mary Primrose
Document Reference MS2726/15
Format 245mm x 286mm
Medium Handwritten, ink on music manuscript paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, Strathspey
Item Description At a first glance, it appears that Skinner has kept his arrangement of the 'admired old melody' relatively simple. However, a look at just the first bar shows how most of the quavers are double dotted, and the player has to use 6 bow strokes in this bar in order to play the melody as Skinner intended. In this bar, you can also see examples of his 'straight slurs' where the bow comes off the strings between the notes. The squiggle near the end of the following bar is another of his devices, known as a 'loop', where the bow is dragged along. This manuscript was intended for the engraver, as the little note at the bottom left hand corner shows.
Creator William Marshall
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Arranger James Scott Skinner
Time Period c. 1780 - 1904
Associated Dates: Creation c.1780
Associated Dates: Manuscript c. 1900
Related Images MS2726/15 (verso)
Relationships JSS0033
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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