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The Hurricane
ID JSS0087
Title The Hurricane
Document Reference MS2726/80a
Format 240 x 300 mm
Medium pen & ink on music manuscript sheet
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Fiddle Music, Piano, Reel,Hurricane
Item Description Skinner's manuscript of The Hurricane: Reel. "The wind harping fiercely on the Woodpines", but alas, 'tearing all the strings' 17th November 1893 / arr[anged]. by Gavin Greig. In A major, and 2/4 time, it is to be played f (forte - loudly) and 'brillante' - brilliantly. The second section, in contrast, is p (piano - softly) and tranquillo, tranquil. To the right, he tells Greig that this bass line is just a sample. The published setting has a much simpler piano accompaniment that doesn't interfere with the rapid melodic notes. Also, all of the music is to be played loudly (f) or very loudly (ff) except the last eight bars. which, as here, are very quiet, as if the hurricane has lost strength, until Skinner surprises the listener with the very loud last two bars.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Associated Dates: Manuscript 1893
Related Images MS2726/80a (verso), MS2726/80b
Relationships JSS0088, JSS0089, JSS0609
Location University of Aberdeen


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