Bishop Faber MacDonald’s strathspey

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Bishop Faber MacDonald's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A|E<A,A,>G F<DD>F|G>ED>C B,<G,G,>A|E<A,A,>G F>DD<F|G>ED>B, A,/A,/A, (3A,AA|
E<A,A,>G F<DD>F|G>ED>C B,<G,G,>B,|A,>cA<G E<DE<F|G<ED<B, A,/A,/A, A,||
B,|A,>cA<G E>Ac<e|g<ag<B G2 (3GBB|A/B/c/d/ e>g a<AA<a|g>ef<d e2 (3efg|
a>AA<b g<BB>a|b>ag<B G2 (3GAB|c/B/A/G/ A>B c>ED>F| G>ED>B, A,/A,/A, A,|]
# Added by c_ya .
X: 2
T: Bishop Faber MacDonald's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A,>cA<G E<DE<F | G<ED<B, A,/A,/A, A, ||
c/B/A/G/ A>B c>ED>F | G>ED>B, A,/A,/A, A, ||

Four comments

Repeat signs (?)

This is a nice tune but in the 9th and tenth bars … should there be a repeat sign? As in - is the A section played twice, the the B twice?


"Bishop Faber MacDonald’s Strathspey" ~ composed by Natalie MacMaster

~ & under copyright, MacMaster Music, SOCAN

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada

"Bishop Faber MacDonald’s Strathspey" ~ oh yeah, and another ripoff

This is another of those cut-and-paste jobs without crediting the source, the notator for the ABCs here is Paul Cranford of Cape Breton ~

Not sure what you are on about 2situla, as the ABCs are OK, exactly as Paul notated them, 8 measures for the A-part and 8 measures for the B-part, a 16 bar tune:

T: Bishop Faber MacDonald’s Strathspey
R: strathspey
C: Natalie MacMaster
D: Natalie MacMaster, Blueprint, 2003
Z: Paul Stewart Cranford (P.S.C.), <>;
L: 1/8
Q: 300
M: C
K: A Dorian
A |
E<A,A,>G F<DD>F | G>ED>C B,<G,G,>A |
E<A,A,>G F>DD<F | G>ED>B, A,/A,/A, (3A,AA |
E<A,A,>G F<DD>F | G>ED>C B,<G,G,>B, |
A,>cA<G E<DE<F | G<ED<B, A,/A,/A, A, ||
B, |
A,>cA<G E>Ac<e | g<ag<B G2 (3GBB |
A/B/c/d/ e>g a<AA<a | g>ef<d e2 (3efg |
a>AA<b g<BB>a | b>ag<B G2 (3GAB |
c/B/A/G/ A>B c>ED>F | G>ED>B, A,/A,/A, A, ||


It would not surprise me if the there are no repeat signs. Many Cape Breton strathspeys (and some reels) don’t have repeats. An example is the Lime Hill strathspey ( among countless others.

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