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Grand Old MacKintyre
ID JSS0073
Title Grand Old MacKintyre
Document Reference MS72726/63
Format 212 x 295 mm
Medium pen & ink on music manuscript paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Bagpipe Music, Scottish Fiddle Music
Item Description Manuscript in Skinner's hand of 'March / met(ronome): 112 / "Grand Old MacKintyre" J. Scott Skinner/ Keith Aug: 15, 1888.' 'Pipe Scale all G's natural.' The tune is in Skinner's piper's key of A major, but with the last sharp, G, replaced with a natural sign, since G sharp isn't within the bagpipe scale. There are six two-part systems, the melody, or violin part, on the top line, piano part (left hand) on the lower. The melody is followed by one two-part variation, totalling 16 bars. At the bottom of the page is '*Grantown on Spey' (presumably referring to MacKintyre), and, in the lower right margin, diagonally, 'To/ Macintyre/ over'. Written along the right-hand edge of the page is 'Hot from the drain' (did he mean brain?).
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Arranger James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Associated Dates: Manuscript 1888
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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