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Peter Laing (The Elgin Centenarian)

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Peter Laing (The Elgin Centenarian)
ID JSS0121
Title Peter Laing (The Elgin Centenarian)
Document Reference MS2726/119
Format 236 x 297 mm
Medium pen and ink on music manuscript sheet
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Fiddle Music, Strathspey, Peter Laing,Botriphnie, Elgin
Item Description This 'Strathspey for Virtuoso', in Skinner's hand, has a sprightly first section. The piece is clearly fingered and bowed, with accents and dynamic marking which would make it attractive and cheerful. Like the following reel 'The Blacksmith of Botriphnie' (JSS0122), it has quite high notes (up the fingerboard) for the fiddler. Peter Laing, the 'Blacksmith', may have worked at Botriphnie House, Banffshire, a 'shooting-seat' [sporting estate] for Admiral Duff' in the 1840s. (See JSS0122.)
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Arranger James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Related Images JSS0122
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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