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My Bonnet Blue lies stained and Bloody, or The Farewell

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My Bonnet Blue lies stained and Bloody, or The Farewell
ID JSS0039
Title My Bonnet Blue lies stained and Bloody, or The Farewell
Document Reference MS2726/23a
Format 178 x 224mm
Medium Handwritten, ink on music manuscript paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, Patriotic Pastoral, slow strathspey
Item Description Skinner has given this dramatically titled piece some dramatic directions. To ensure that the performer gets the right degree of pathos, the directions are to play the tune very slowly and with 'intense and Patriotic feeling'. The many military campaigns involving Scottish soldiers which were mounted during the late Victorian era inspired a great deal of patriotic feeling. As well as providing an easier alternative to the penultimate bar, Skinner has also directed that this should be the very last melody in Harp & Claymore. The volume underwent many changes in content and layout, and My Bonnet Blue is not the final entry.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Arranger James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890-1903
Associated Dates: Creation 1890 - 1900
Associated Dates: Manuscript 1890 - 1900
Related Images MS2726/23b
Relationships JSS0040, JSS0041, JSS0630
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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