Farewell To Stromness strathspey

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Farewell To Stromness has been added to 46 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Farewell To Stromness
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:f<g a>d B<d c>A|f<g a>d B<d e2|f<g a>d A<d c>A|a<g f>d B<d d2:|
|:b<c' d'>d e<d c>A|b<c' d'>d B<d e2|b<c' d'>d e<d c>A| b<c' d'>d B<d e2:|
# Added by stew .

Five comments

Farewell to Stromness

Is this allowed?? Saw someone had requested it. Not a traditional tune, but written by Peter Maxwell Davies. It’s the piano interlude from ‘The Yellow Cake Review’ which was a show he wrote as part of a protest against Uranium mining in the Orkneys. Great tune, sometimes heard on solo guitar. It’s got a middle section which I wouldn’t like to try putting into abc - life’s too short!

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ooops - my first attempt at abc and I’ve just noticed - the low A notes (semiquavers) in bars 2,3,4,6,7,8 should be B’s

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You can change the ABC, but not the shett music.

or sheet music, as it were. 🙂

Re: Farewell To Stromness

Thank you for posting this beautiful, haunting tune. Composed by Peter Maxwell Davies who has just died. A remarkable man. May he rest in peace.