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St Mungo's Welcome to Scott Skinner
ID JSS0045
Title St Mungo's Welcome to Scott Skinner
Document Reference MS2726/30
Format 240 x 300 mm
Medium ink on music manuscript
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish fiddle music, Scottish Dance Music, lament, St. Mungo
Item Description The title of Skinner's "*St Mungo's Welcome to Scott Skinner" has been pasted over another title and inscription. Top left is 'May be played either pathetically or Heroically. the latter - '. At the right top is 'by J Sco_' (obscured by a glued fold of paper) 'at Keith, June 1889'. In the right margin is 'St. Mungo's', parallel to the page edge. At the foot of the page he noted the inspiration for the tune, the '*Celtic Tournament at Glasgow 4 Nov 1889 - ', followed by a purple penciled 'slip', a correction to the melody in the bar above. Beneath the bass line in the first bar, last system, 'Drones' is a reminder that the notes (octaves and fifths) represent the drones of the Highland bagpipe. St Mungo is the patron saint of Glasgow, supposedly buried at Glasgow Cathedral.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Arranger James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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