Sheet Music: The Marquis of Huntly's Strathspey

TitleThe Marquis of Huntly's Strathspey
Alternate titlesThe Marquis of Huntly's Reel
ComposerWilliam Marshall (1748–1833)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG minor
RangeD4–B5
Time signature4/4
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-01-05
Last updated2018-01-05
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.3 (not so popular)
Categories
Celtic Music, Reels, Strathspeys, Traditional/Folk

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Friday 5 January 2018

Tune of the Day: The Marquis of Huntly's Strathspey

Traditional Scottish tune

First publishd in 1781, this popular tune is said to have been one of the very first to be composed by William Marshall (1748-1823). A native of Fochabers, Scotland, Marshall worked for the Duke of Gordon for thirty years, eventually becoming the Factor of the Gordon Estate, and in his spare time he became conversant with mathematics, astronomy, clocks, mechanics and optics. An accomplished musician, he also found the time to compose over 250 tunes for the fiddle.