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Letter from J Scott Skinner to James Macpherson

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Letter from J Scott Skinner to James Macpherson
ID JSS0228
Title Letter from J Scott Skinner to James Macpherson
Document Reference x/257/1c
Format 125 x 185 mm
Medium Handwritten notes on music manuscript
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish, Hornpipe
Item Description Skinner has written this 'stop' hornpipe out on a letter for his pupil, James MacPherson of Kirriemuir. The music only 'breathes' at the end of each eight bar section. Notice how Skinner has marked the articulation - you can see an example of his own flat slur at bar 2, and the number of bows to a bar (the numbers interspersed here and there). When he sent it to MacPherson, it was still unpublished. You can listen to Skinner playing this by clicking on the audio link (cd118b).
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1900s
Associated Dates: Manuscript October 20th 1906
Location Angus Archives
Collection Name James MacPherson
Copyright copyright_angus.shtml
Audio Note this link will open another window so you can view the music and listen to the tune cd118b


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