Macpherson's Lament (Folk Songs, Scottish)

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Work Title Macpherson's Lament
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Composer Folk Songs, Scottish
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 verses and chorus
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1700
Librettist traditional and Robert Burns (1759-1796)
Language English (Scots dialect)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Ancient
Piece Style Traditional
Instrumentation voice

Misc. Comments

  • Said to have been composed between Macpherson's conviction and his execution by hanging.