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The South of the Grampians
ID JSS0090
Title The South of the Grampians
Document Reference MS2726/81
Format 255 x 217 mm
Medium pen & ink on music manuscript paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Fiddle Music, Strathspey, Grampians, Porteous
Item Description Manuscript in Gavin Greig's hand of the: 'Strathspey. The South of the Grampians. (by) A. Porteous Dancing Master arr(anged) by Gavin Greig. This version is almost identical to that published in the Harp and Claymore, differing only in a few bass notes. Skinner had also found out more about Porteous by then, perhaps from David Baptie's Musical Scotland (1894), where the name and dates - James Porteous (1762-1847) - are the same as those in the Harp and Claymore. According to Baptie, this strathspey was originally called 'The Balance of Comfort', or 'Miss Rogerson's'. Porteous is said to have been born in Ecclefechan, and died in Annan. The Grampians are the mountains of Scotland's largest mainland mountain range.
Creator A Porteous
Creator Manuscript Gavin Greig
Time Period 1890's-1900's
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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