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The Reel o' Tullich
ID JSS0114
Title The Reel o' Tullich
Document Reference MS2726/114
Format 243 x 302 mm
Medium pen & ink on music manuscript paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Violin Music, Strathspey, Tullich
Item Description In his note to the strathspey the Reel o' Tulloch (its title in the Harp and Claymore) Skinner expanded his information about the composer to read: There is a tradition that this wild effusion was composed and danced by John MacGregor, Castle Grant, about 1640. The key signature, with a G natural rather than a G sharp, indicates that Skinner thought of the piece as associated with the Great Highland bagpipes, which cannot play G sharp. At the bottom of the page he writes: To Engraver, please run on the Violin Var(iation)s from 'Scottish Violinist' minus the accompaniment. But unlike some of his variations elsewhere, none of the seven in the Harp and Claymore, which take up a page and a half of music, can be played on the pipes.
Creator John MacGregor
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Arranger James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Related Images MS2726/115
Relationships JSS0115, JSS0116, JSS0117, JSS0118, JSS0614
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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