Skye Collection, w00t w00t.
Page 82… Top tune.
Well, looks like it could go with Christmas Eve since it’s in G.. Heeeey, let’s try that out…
… I CAN’T WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!
I get incredibly bored with these kinds of tunes. The second part reads like those musical excercises that were good for you but bored you silly.
The second part is a really typical figure in dozens of tunes - nothing ‘exercisey’ about it at all.
I’d suspect though that this is more of a slow strathspey-type reel rather than the modern type. Most of the ones in 18th and 19th collections don’t work well at a quick tempo.
the second part is great : lineal harmony. Very common in baroque pieces and irish music.