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Tullyveolan March
ID JSS0052
Title Tullyveolan March
Document Reference MS2726/41
Format 232 x 292 mm
Medium pen & ink on plain paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Fiddle music, March, Scott, Waverley, Craighall Castle
Item Description Skinner's Tullyveolan March, in the hand of the arranger, Herr Adolf Roloff; to be played risoluto - resolutely. 'Tullyveolan' seems to have been inserted later, as if Roloff had been uncertain of the title. The piece is set in 4 three-stave systems, the top stave for violin, the second and third for the piano right and left hands. Unusually for Skinner, the second section is a Trio marked p (piano - softly) and leggiero (lightly), its decorative rhythms contrasting with the simpler melody of the first part. Skinner reminds himself to 'See Sir Walter Scott's "Waverley."' Craighall, Perthshire, the residence of Major-Gen(eral) Clerk Rattray, C. B., is the original of "Tullyveolan". Novelist Scott (1771-1832) visited Craighall Castle, the seat of Clan Rattray, and set his novel Waverley (1814) in nearby Tullyveolan, Perthshire. When his publishers (Ballantyne's) business failed, the book helped restore his fortunes after losing all.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript Herr Adolph L Roloff
Arranger Herr Adolph L Roloff
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Relationships JSS0588
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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