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Tom Cunningham
THE DUKE OF PERTH and other Scottish reels
for upper voice choir

Catalogue Number: 75438

ISMN: 9790222258839

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This is a typical sequence of Scottish reel tunes with a traditional "vamp" piano accompaniment. The tunes are arranged for two parts and nonsense sounds added for the words. This is based on the well-established practice known in Gaelic as puirt-a-beul (mouth-music) where dance music originally written for instruments is adapted for voices. This tradition is thought to have originated as a means whereby the Highland people perpetuated their favourite tunes after the banning of instruments following the Jacobite rebellion. The tunes used are: The Duke of Perth, Lady Mackenzie of Coul, Caddam Woods & Barren Rocks. Great fun!

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