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Crossing to Scotland by Abby Newton. For Cello. Saddle-stitched, Transcribed Solos. Scottish. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98011).
ISBN 9780786644520. Scottish. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Today the cello is usually considered a classical instrument, but from the late 17th to early 19th centuries it was used in folk ensembles to provide low, driving rhythms for dance tunes and to render haunting Scottish airs. Within the folk music revival of the past forty years there has been a small but dedicated movement to restore the unique richness of the cello to traditional music, and Abby Newton has been on the forefront of that movement. Abby has been deeply involved with Scottish music ever since, traveling to and performing in Scotland many times. The airs, planxties and reels in this book come from traditional and contemporary sources, including the 18th-century fiddler Neil Gow, harper Turlough O'Carolan, Daithi Sproule, David Hornung, Alasdair Fraser, Ronnie Aimes, and others. All 19 of the tunes are written for solo cello with chord symbols included on most tunes for an accompanying instrument. The text also includes the author's notes on the origin of each tune.
- Cropie's Strathspey Performed by Abby Newton
- Da New Rigged Ship Performed by Abby Newton
- Gin Ye Kiss My Wife, I'll Tell The Minister Performed by Abby Newton
- Sister Jean Performed by Abby Newton
- Tarboltan Lodge Performed by Abby Newton
- The Earl Of Dalhousie's Happy Return To Scotland Performed by Abby Newton
- Da Full Rigged Ship Performed by Abby Newton
- Independence Trail Performed by Abby Newton
- Loftus Jones Performed by Abby Newton
- Catskill Mountain Air Performed by Abby Newton
- Sleep Sound In Da Morning Performed by Abby Newton
- Wagon Wheel Notch Performed by Abby Newton
- Lasses Trust In Providence Performed by Abby Newton
- Heroes Of Longhope Performed by Abby Newton
- O'Carolan's Draught Performed by Abby Newton
- Tune For Mairead And Anna Ni Mhaonaigh Performed by Abby Newton
- Spootiskerry Performed by Abby Newton
- Crossing To Ireland Performed by Abby Newton
- Drunk At Night, Dry In The Morning Performed by Abby Newton
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Crossing to Scotland
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Instrument: Cello Sheet Music
Genre: Scottish Sheet Music
Format: Collection / Songbook