John MacFadyen Of Melfort march

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

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

John MacFadyen Of Melfort has been added to 1 tune set.

John MacFadyen Of Melfort has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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 |]
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|c2B2 B2[1f>g|
a>ec<e A>cB<c|e>Aa>e f>ec<A|c<eA>c B>cf>e|c2A2 A2:|
[2a2|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.