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The Fallen Chief (Lament)
ID JSS0248
Title The Fallen Chief (Lament)
Document Reference x/257/1r (verso)
Format 234 x 177 mm
Medium Handwritten music on lined sheet
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, Lament
Item Description This lament has been hurriedly copied out on the back of a letter Skinner sent to his pupil, James McPherson of Kirriemuir. He has sketched in a very simple harmony underneath the lines of music. He tells McPherson to 'Repeat an octave lower get into the depths of passion'. He intended the music to represent a bagpipe lament, referring to the drones on the right hand side of the page.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1900's
Associated Dates: Manuscript 17 July 1916
Relationships JSS0247
Location Angus Archives
Collection Name James Macpherson
Copyright copyright_angus.shtml


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