Music of William Marshall, Scottish Fiddler (1748-1833)
A book to accompany Scottish fiddler John Turner's recording "Almost Prefect" - 34 of Marshall's tunes in 11 sets - $8.00.
William Marshall was prefect to the Duke of Gordon at the turn of the 19th Century. He was a contemporary of Niel Gow, but composed many more fiddle tunes than Gow. Until the late Scott Skinner, Marshall ranked as the most prolific of the Scot's fiddlers.
The tunes in the book are in Marshall's original keys; and Marshall wrote in several keys. When an amateur fiddler complained to Marshall that some of the tunes he composed were too difficult, Marshall replied: "Sir, I do not write for bunglers!"