The Simon Fraser Collection (Book)
The Airs & Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland & Isles
B042
The Simon Fraser Collection brings together the Airs and Melodies peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles from 1715 to 1745. Many of the over 240 Airs in this book are Captain Fraser's instrumental settings of Gaelic songs derived from the singing of his father, grandfather and their acquaintances. Other tunes are a mixture of traditional and newly composed strathspeys, reels and jigs from this time period. The music in this book is especially written for those who play the piano, harp, o ...more
Product Number:
B042
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
128
Binding:
Spiral
Size:
8.75 x 11
ISBN:
0-9691-1810-4
UPC:
796279085298
ISBN13:
978-09691-1810-7
Series:
None
Publisher:
Scott's Highland Service
Date Published:
5/16/2002
The Simon Fraser Collection brings together the Airs and Melodies peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles from 1715 to 1745. Many of the over 240 Airs in this book are Captain Fraser's instrumental settings of Gaelic songs derived from the singing of his father, grandfather and their acquaintances. Other tunes are a mixture of traditional and newly composed strathspeys, reels and jigs from this time period. The music in this book is especially written for those who play the piano, harp, organ and fiddle. People interested in this type of music will be aware of the Simon Fraser Collection due to the history that it is part of. The product has been unavailable for years, which makes it a very popular item.
Contents are given here in English. In the book the index is alphabetized according to the Gaelic versions of the titles, and the tunes appear in that order here.

The St Kilda Wedding
The Orphan
Annie is my Darling
The Dram Shell
The Merry Making
The Hereditary Hall of M'Leod
The Glen of Copsewood
The jet black hair'd Youth
The Periwig
The General Gathering, 1745
Ferintosh
Crossing to Ireland
The Sequestered Beauty
Goodwife, admit the Wanderer
Sandy is my only Love
Keep it up
I'll Kiss the bonny Lassie, oh!
The Sportsman's Haunt
The Northern Meeting
The Rendezvous
The Style of the Last Century
The Heiress's Expostulation with Rob Roy
The Dirge of Mull
Prince Charles's last view of Scotland
The Fiery Cross
The Fashion which the Lasses have

The Battle of Kinloch Lochy
The Banks of Loch Ness
I'll Break your Head for you
The Highlands of Banffshire
The New Year
The Braes of Lochiel
The Shieling in the Braes of Rannoch
The Dairymaid
Balquhidder
Ba-ba, my Baby
The Bedding of the Bride
Bonny Barbara M'Pherson
Huntly's Wedding Medley
The Stolen Breeks
The Cottage adjoining the Fall
Lady Lovat
The ancient Barons of Kilravock

Dunrobin Castle
Ewe with the Crooked Horn
The Goat Pen
The Kilchattan Wedding
Keppoch desolate
Inveraray Castle
What care I for the Minister
The Castle of Trquhart
How shall we Abstain from Whisky?
Plundering the Lowlands
The Cross of Inverness
Any privation but this
Corrimony
Beaufort Castle
The Cock of the North
Place, true Love, thine arm around me
Kinrara
The Fraser Arms
The Highland Dress and Armour
Inverness Lasses
Rotha's Lament
Caledonia's Wail for Neil Gow
Killachassy
The High Road to Fort Augustus
Who will dandle my Mary
Sleep till Day
A Hero never Dies
Where are your Gods and mighty Hopes
My Love is gone to Sea
Malcolm of the Glen

The Chieftain's Lament
Ossianic Air
In dispraise of Whisky
Duncan MQueen
The King's Health
Round with a Health, &c.
Thou hast left me melancholy
Drumuachdar, or highland Road to Inverness

The Jacobite War Song
Listen, sweet Girl, listen
Helen Douglas
The Fall of Foyers
The Isle of Aigas

An Ossianic Air
The Pipe Slang
Lovat's Restoration
Safely landed
The Boatman
Fingalian Air
The Hawthorn Tree of Cawdor
Cease not to Row, brave Boys
The Marchioness's Salute
Merry Lads and bonny Lasses
Romance or Song Air

The Cow Boy
Laddie, I esteem you
Well may I behold my faithful Brunette
Miller lads
How melancholy am I
The great Glen of Scotland
Merry may the Pair be
Well may Charlie wear the Crown
My heart is broke since thy Departure
Each ailment but Love
What pain I've endured since last year
Tired after my Expedition
None left at Home but wife and bairn

My bonny Brunette
The Dairyman's Daughter
My favourite Dram
What care I for anything now
I can't conceal that I prefer you
Pass round the Flaggon
The Emigrant's Adieu

Rowing from Isis to Uist
John, the Shepherd
Driving the Steers
A Rowing Time Piece

Loch Ruthven
Hymn to the Saviour
Lachian with the Jet Black Hair
Macleod of Macleod's Chorus Song

Grant of Sheuglie's Contest
Lord Reay
Glengarry
Mary, Young and Fair
The Scolding Wives of Abertarff
Massacre of Glencoe
My love in Secret
Lord Lovat Beheaded
The Spot where my Forefathers dwelt
The Darling of the Uist Lasses
The Hamlet where my Lover dwells
The Source of Spey
My Lover Wounded
Dawted Mary
Sweet May Morning
Fair Fa' the Minstrel
Margaret MacDonald
Marion
Moy Hall
Lord Lovat's Welcome
Black Haired Nymph, forsake me not
Sitting in the Stern of a Boat
My Love to-day as Heretofore
The Beauty of the North
Clanranald
My Recent Gift
Cheerful Mary
A Lady to her husband killed in Culloden
Marion, the Knab's Daughter
Macdonald, Lord of the Isles
Bonny Lassie, take Advice
The Editor's Thanks to Mr Nathaniel Gow

The Highland Society of Scotland
The Feet Washing
Glengarry's Fox-Hunter
The Short Apron
Catch and Kiss the Romp
Maiden Fond of Mirth
Rinettan's Daughter
The Maid of Sutherland
Macleod's Daughter
The Highland Troop
The Jacobites' Hiding Places
Hard is my Fate
Will you run awa' wi' me
Culloden Day
Golden Locks
Cairngorm Mountain
The Novelty
The Jolly Companions
The Shepherdess
The Darling

Waes me for Charlie
The Rover
Diel tak' the Breeks
 
Series: None
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