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Cluny Castle Inverness-shire
ID JSS0041
Title Cluny Castle Inverness-shire
Document Reference MS2726/24
Format 240 x 298 mm
Medium Handwritten, ink on music manuscript paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, Slow strathspey
Item Description Cluny Castle was the home of Macpherson of Cluny. Many thought that the composer, Alexander Troup (b. near Ballater, Aberdeenshire, 1835) was 'one of the greatest living authorities upon all things pertaining to Scotch music.' As a young man he led the psalmody at before Queen Victoria at Crathie Church, by Balmoral Castle. He also performed before her with Willie Blair, The Queen's Fiddler. The tune, a rather stiff strathspey-like air, is in D major, with 'Slowly' written above and left of the music. The form is 4 bars, repeated, then 8 bars, followed by one variation. An error in the third last bar, correct in the printed version, gives two quavers, rather than two semi-quavers.
Creator Alexander Troup
Creator Manuscript Gavin Greig
Publisher Bayley & Ferguson
Time Period 1890-1903
Associated Dates: Creation 1890 - 1900
Associated Dates: Manuscript 1890 - 1900
Related Images MS2726/
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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