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The Simon Fraser Collection

The Airs & Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland & Isles

By Captain Simon Fraser

Acoustic Instruments - Beginning-Intermediate
The Airs & Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland & Isles. Composed by Captain Simon Fraser. Wire bound, SongBook. Celtic/Irish. Book. 128 pages. Published by Scott's Highland Services (MB.B042).

Item Number: MB.B042

ISBN 9780969118107. 8.75 x 11 inches.

The Simon Fraser Collection brings together the Airs and Melodies peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles from 1715 to 1745. Many of the over 240 Airs in this book are Captain Fraser's instrumental settings of Gaelic songs derived from the singing of his father, grandfather and their acquaintances. Other tunes are a mixture of traditional and newly composed strathspeys, reels and jigs from this time period. The music in this book is especially written for those who play the piano, harp, organ and fiddle. People interested in this type of music will be aware of the Simon Fraser Collection due to the history that it is part of. The product has been unavailable for years, which makes it a very popular item.

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  • 5

    Charles Hamilton
    Ithaca, NY
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  • 2008-02-22 00:00:00.0 An excellent collection

    This is a great collection of Scottish melodies. The only thing lacking is a guide on how to play them. For that I recommend the Caledonian Companion.

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