John MacFadyen Of Melfort march

Also known as John MacFayden Of Melfort, John McFadyen Of Melfort, John McFayden Of Melfort.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: John MacFadyen Of Melfort
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: a>f |e3 A e>d c>B | A>a g<a f<a e>c | A>A A>B c<e f>e | c2 B2 B2 a>f |
e3 A e>d c>B | A>a g<a f<a e>c | A>A A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2A2 {A}A2 :|
|: c>d | e>f e>c A2 a>g | f<a f>e d2 c>d | e>f e>c A>c f>e | {d}c2 B2 B2 c>d |
[1 e>f e>c A2 a>g | f<a f>e d2c>d | e>A d>c B>c f>e | {d}c2 A2 {A}A2 :|
[2 c<e d<f c<e B>c | A>a g<a f<a e>c | A>A A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2 A2 {A}A2 |
|: e2 | A2 c<e A2c2 | e>A a>e f>e c<A | e>c B<c A>c f>e | {d}c2 B2 B2 a2 |
A2 c<e A2 c2 | e>A a>e f>e c<A | c<e A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2A2 {A}A2 :|
|: f>g | a>e c<e A>c B<c | e>A a>e f>e c<A | a>e c<e A>c f>e |
[1 {d}c2 B2 B2 f>g | a>e c<e A>c B<c | e>A a>e f>e c<A | c<e A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2 A2 {A}A2 :|
[2 {d}c2 B2 B2 c>d | c>e d>f c>e B>c | A>a g>a f>a e>c | A>A A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2 A2 {A}A2 |]
2
X: 2
T: John MacFadyen Of Melfort
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:a>f|e3A e>dc>B|A>ag<a f<ae>c|A>AA>B c<ef>e|c2B2 B2a>f|
e3A e>dc>B|A>ag<a f<ae>c|A>AA>c B>cf>e|c2A2 A2:|
|:c>d|e>fe>c A2a>g|f<af>e d2c>d|e>fe>c A>cf>e|c2B2 B2c>d |
[1e>fe>c A2a>g|f<af>e d2c>d|e>Ad>c B>cf>e |c2A2 A2:|
[2c<ed<f c<eB>c|A>ag<a f<ae>c|A>AA>c B>cf>e|c2A2 A2||
|:a2|A2c<e A2c2|e>Aa>e f>ec<A|e>cB<c A>cf>e|c2B2 B2a2|
A2c<e A2c2|e>Aa>e f>ec<A|c<eA>c B>cf>e|c2A2 A2:|
|:f>g|a>ec<e A>cB<c|e>Aa>e f>ec<A|a>ec<e A>cf>e|
[1 c2B2 B2f>g|a>ec<e A>cB<c|e>Aa>e f>ec<A|c<eA>c B>cf>e|c2A2 A2:|
[2c2B2 B2 a2|A>cB<c e>Ac<e|f>ea>f e>cB<A|c<eA>c B>cf>e|c2A2 A2 |]

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John MacFayden Of Melfort

S: My own ceilidh band, not sure exactly where it came from before that. We use it for the Canadian Barndance

The composer is listed as John McColl.

A 2/4 march!

It is a 2/4 march, but limited by the 1/8 note length, I’ve posted it in 4/4 (not that it makes much difference)

The M:2/4, L:1/16 version is this:

X:1
T:John MacFadyen of Melfort
C:John MacColl
L:1/16
M:2/4
K:Amaj
|: a>f |e3 A e>d c>B | A>a g<a f<a e>c | A>A A>B c<e f>e | c2 B2 B2 a>f |
e3 A e>d c>B | A>a g<a f<a e>c | A>A A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2A2 {A}A2 :|
|: c>d | e>f e>c A2 a>g | f<af>e d2 c>d | e>f e>c A>c f>e | {d}c2 B2 B2 c>d |
[1 e>f e>c A2 a>g | f<af>e d2c>d | e>A d>c B>c f>e | {d}c2 A2 {A}A2 :|
[2 c<e d<f c<e B>c | A>a g<a f<a e>c | A>A A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2 A2 {A}A2 |
|: e2 | A2 c<e A2c2 | e>Aa>e f>e c<A | e>c B<c A>c f>e | {d}c2 B2 B2 a2 |
A2 c<e A2 c2 | e>A a>e f>e c<A | c<e A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2A2 {A}A2 :|
|: f>g | a>e c<e A>c B<c | e>A a>e f>e c<A | a>e c<e A>c f>e |
[1 {d}c2 B2 B2 f>g | a>e c<e A>c B<c | e>A a>e f>e c<A | c<e A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2 A2 {A}A2 :|
[2 {d}c2 B2 B2 c>d | c>e d>f c>e B>c | A>a g>a f>a e>c | A>A A>c B>c f>e | {d}c2 A2 {A}A2 |]

Thanks Weejie!

John MacFadyen Of Melfort, X:2

This setting has a different second time ending for the fourth part (not the same as the second time ending of the second part).
One of the few 2/4 marches that John MacColl composed in "A major", in that the high Gs of the pipes can be played as G#s on other instruments. The vast majority of his 2/4s were in A mixolydian, making extensive use of the low G.

Re: John MacFadyen Of Melfort

DonaldK - good spot with the differing notes on the last line. I happen to play in the same band as Dr. Tøm did and it’s likely that some years ago a previous band member copy/pasted the last time repeat of the B part as the D part, without realising they differed! Another band member has provided me with the original dots from the John McColl book and I’ve updated the CUCB version now so that the erroneous version is no longer in circulation (except through here)!

Re: John MacFadyen Of Melfort

An easy mistake to make. Up until a couple of years ago I was playing the third last bar (f>ea>f e>cB<A) as e>Aa>e f>ec<A (as in the first time ending) - just hadn’t looked closely enough, until I heard someone else playing that part.