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The Sadness of Life
ID JSS0034
Title The Sadness of Life
Document Reference MS2726/17
Format 227 x 221mm
Medium Handwritten, ink on music manuscript paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, Pastoral
Item Description This 'Eerie Pastoral' by Skinner, dated 10th September 1890, is dedicated to his friend and early mentor, Peter Milne. Milne, an opium addict, was an invalid for the last ten years of his life and died in 1908. Skinner has marked the music 'Grave & Intensely'and states that the music is to be played 'Hopelessly'. He has included a quote from Tennyson at the bottom of the page: 'Ah! That a man would arise in me That the man I am may cease to be'.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Arranger James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890 - 1903
Associated Dates: Creation 1890-09-10
Associated Dates: Manuscript 1890-09-10
Related Images MS2726
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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