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The Devil in the Kitchen
ID JSS0611
Title The Devil in the Kitchen
Document Reference MS3088
Format 238 x 300 mm
Medium Handwritten music on lined sheet
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, Strathspey, Highland Fling
Item Description Manuscript, in Gavin Greig's hand, of the first tune on page 115 in Skinner's Harp and Claymore Collection. The name 'Devil' often describes the youngest apprentice (as in 'a printer's devil'). In a big kitchen the devil would tend the fires, and turn the spits. This is the final draft, the copy used by the printers when they set the music for publication. Afterwards, the publishers returned the draft copy to Greig. You can listen to Skinner playing this melody, best known for its association with the Highland Fling (cd112b).
Creator William Ross
Creator Manuscript Gavin Greig
Arranger James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1800 - 1900's
Associated Dates: Manuscript c.1900
Related Images MS2726
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore (Argo)
Audio Note this link will open another window so you can view the music and listen to the tune cd106b


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