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The Queen's Welcome to Invercauld
ID JSS0067
Title The Queen's Welcome to Invercauld
Document Reference MS2726/51
Format 253 x 215 mm
Medium pen & ink on music manuscript paper,with handwritten notes
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Violin, Scottish Bagpipe, March
Item Description "The Queen's Welcome to Invercauld"', as printed in Skinner's Elgin Collection (1884). The music has been cut out, and pasted in, and Skinner has added 'Pipe March', and 'met[ronome marking]: 112' to the printed title. Invercauld, Aberdeenshire, is the site of Braemar Castle, seat of the Farquharsons of Invercauld. The unaccompanied melody was also published in Skinner's Scottish Violinist (1900). Skinner has added a manuscript 'Var[iatio]n' totalling 16 bars including repeats. Beneath, he has written: 'The Bagpipe cannot produce G [sharp], the chanter being fixed.' In the Harp and Claymore version, Skinner dealt with this problem by changing the last sharp, G, in the key signature to G natural, as he does in a number of other 'Pipe Marches'. The accompaniment there also differs, being in octaves rather than the chordal notes as shown here. You can listen to Skinner playing this by clicking on the audio link below (cd110a).
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Associated Dates: Manuscript 1884
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore
Audio Note this link will open another window so you can view the music and listen to the tune cd110a


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