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ID JSS0037
Title Fairbairns
Document Reference MS2726/20
Format 248 x 305mm
Medium ink on music manuscript paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, Pastoral, slow strathspey
Item Description This slow strathspey was not composed by Skinner. He has left a space at the top of the manuscript for the composer's name, but this has not been inserted. Skinner started his career by playing cello accompaniments for Peter Milne. This is apparent in all his arrangements - he uses an extremely simple and basic bass line. In this case, he has even marked bars 1 and 3 with 'cello'. The note pasted on to the bottom of the manuscript reads: 'The last strain of above is used by street players as a part of 'Earl Grey' to which I must utter protest - When tradition is right, I defin'd it, with might - Earl Grey is a good tune bu it must stand by itself - S.S.'
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period c.1770-1904
Associated Dates: Creation c. 1770
Associated Dates: Manuscript c. 1900
Related Images MS2726
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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