Skip Navigation
The Collection
Further Reading

Hector the Hero

Return to previous page

Hector the Hero
ID JSS0178
Title Hector the Hero
Document Reference MS2726/176b
Format 260 x 339 mm
Medium Handwritten manuscript on music manuscript paper with notes
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish, Lament, Hector the Hero
Item Description Manuscript in Skinner's hand of his 'Coronach', 'Hector the Hero'. Under the music (not JSS hand) is '"Thou has been mighty in battle; and thy fame shall never fade" - Ossian'. Below, in Skinner's hand, is 'Let the Coronach sigh through the Trees while the Highlanders bear this manly form to the Hill foot.' In blue crayon, 'A 1st draft - 1st Strain goes [over?] the Mans Soul.' Finally, bottom left, 'The Coronach - all crying together'.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Editor Gavin Greig
Arranger James Scott Skinner
Publisher Bayley & Ferguson
Time Period 1890-1900's
Related Images MS2726/176a
Relationships JSS0176, JSS0177, JSS0622
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore
Audio Note this link will open another window so you can view the music and listen to the tune cd214a


University of Aberdeen

Return to Top

Historic Collections · Kings College · Old Aberdeen · AB24 3SW
Tel:(0)44 1224 274312 · E-mail:

New Opportunities Fund - Lottery Funded