Sunday, September 27, 2009

Stirling Head Tune, II

That article I linked to exactly a month ago on the supposed musical shorthand surrounding one of the Stirling Heads mentioned the piobaireachd scholar Barnaby Brown. I can't say why it never occured to me to see whether he himself had written down anything on the matter, than again, it made for a pleasant surprise when I stumbled across it this afternoon. He goes into more depth on the musical structure, gives an example of the harpers' shorthand, which it somewhat resembles, and brings up some questions of his own. Here you go.

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