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The Marchioness of Tullybardine
ID JSS0071
Title The Marchioness of Tullybardine
Document Reference MS2726/60a
Format 250 x 300 mm
Medium pen & ink on music manuscript paper,with handwritten notes
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Fiddle, Violin, March, Tullybardine
Item Description To the left of the underlined title, "The Marchioness of Tullybardine", Skinner wrote 'March' / Met(tronome): 112.' 'Composed by', is at the right top, and parallel to the edge is 'to Engraver - Tullybardine'. The title Marquis of Tullibardine is given to the eldest son of the Duke of Atholl; his wife would become the Marchioness. Skinner may have found the tune in Macdonald's Skye Collection (1887). The 16-bar melody, set for violin and piano, is followed by a 16-bar 'Violin Var(iatio)n. The G natural in the key signature indicates this is a pipe set, since the pipe scale lacks G sharp, and the basic piano part uses octaves and fifths to suggest bagpipe drones. Skinner didn't complete the variation's bass line, writing only two bars. Under the music he wrote: Note to Engraver - if pressed for space, run on the var(iatio)n in small notes / without an accompaniment under the theme.
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's-1900's
Associated Dates: Manuscript 1887
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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