Tag Archives: Philip Tagg

“They would have…” — Coppélia, Scotch snaps and class (the social kind)


The Scotch Snap goes to Poland My recent discovery that one of the interpolations in Coppélia for Franz’s variation is from a “Scottish” ballet (Gretna Green, by Guiraud) encouraged me to re-watch Philip Tagg’s wonderful hour-and-a-quarter long documentary on the so-called Scotch snap. … Continue reading

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The Scotch Snap: everything you needed to know, and a hundred more questions


This is probably the most interesting video I’ve ever seen on a musical question. If you want to know why, read on below the clip. As it happens, I’ve posted this on Robert Burns Day/Burns Night, so the topic of … Continue reading

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