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The Doctor
ID JSS0103
Title The Doctor
Document Reference MS2726/98
Format 237 x 224 mm
Medium pen & ink on music manuscript paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Fiddle Music,Reel, The Doctor
Item Description Dr. Keith Norman Macdonald (1834-c.1906) was a Doctor of medicine. He was an enthusiastic 'leisured amateur' fiddler and collector, who published the Skye (1887), and Gesto (1895, 1898) Collections. Skinner dedicated the Harp and Claymore to him (see JSS0104). The arranger, Charles Smith, was probably the Aberdeen-born (1859) one-time organist at Ballater. He later moved to Winchester, to be assistant Cathedral organist to Dr G. B. Arnold, a founder of the Royal College of Organists in 1864. Only Smith's bass line was used in the Harp and Claymore, where the time signature is 2/4, which effectively makes each bar here into two bars. The first line of music is missing repeat signs. For another version see JSS0593.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Arranger Charles Smith
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Related Images JSS0593
Relationships JSS0104
Location University of Aberdeen


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