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Applied to a melody originally in the Skene lute manuscript (‘The Flowers of the Forest’) .

Pentatonic_harmony , score (pdf)

This is a recording done using a synthesizer to approximate the sound of bagpipes.

Pentatonic_harmony (recording, mp3)

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Pentatonic Canon

Many of the older Scottish melodies (such as this one from Jane Pickering’s lute book) are almost purely pentatonic in character. That lends itself to interesting harmonic and voice leading possibilities.

Pentatonic_canon, score (pdf)

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