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The Dear Auld Ha'
ID JSS0053
Title The Dear Auld Ha'
Document Reference MS2726/42
Format 251 x 301 mm
Medium pen and ink on music manuscript sheet
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, Scottish Fiddle music, Pastoral air
Item Description Music in Skinner's and Greig's hands of an song arrangement of 'The Dear Auld Ha' [hame - home] by: Scott Skinner arr: by Gavin Greig'. At the left top Skinner writes that the words were 'Written by Late C. M. and Gramin - '. C. M. was probably Charles Middleton, Keith, who died in 1899, the year before the Harp and Claymore appeared. Middleton published collections of fiddle music, including one by Peter Milne, Skinner's friend from his boyhood, as well as a newspaper, the Keith Sentinel, for several years. Gramin was the pen-name of song-writer George Gordon Ingram, for whom Skinner wrote music mentioned elsewhere. The piece, in D major, lacks a time signature, but is in 4/4. There are 4 three-stave systems, the top the violin, the second and third for the piano part. In the top left margin Skinner writes 'Sym', short for a Symphony, here meaning the three-bar introduction to the piece. Some of the notes in the piano part are incomplete - without noteheads. Gavin Greig clearly knows which chords he plans to write, but hasn't thought it necessary to include them at this stage.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Arranger Gavin Greig
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Related Images MS2726/42a, b
Relationships JSS0054-0055
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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