hms.scot

A Collection of Scots Measures
by Alexander McGlashan


Tunes list


  • Vertigo (p. 1)
  • A Trip to Oatland. (p. 1)
  • Black Dance. (p. 1)
  • The Grove. (p. 2)
  • The Feathers (p. 2)
  • Catches and Glees. (p. 2)
  • Jig. (p. 3)
  • Johnny's Gray Breeckes. (p. 3)
  • The Bottom of the Punch Bowl. (p. 4)
  • La Seculere. (p. 4)
  • Janie Drinks nae Water. (p. 5)
  • Bessy Bell and Mary Gray. (p. 5)
  • Wap at the Widow my Laddie A Scots Measure. (p. 6)
  • Willie was a wanton wag Scots Measure. (p. 6)
  • Hallow E en. (p. 6)
  • Watson's Scots Measure. (p. 7)
  • The Prince of Wel's Delight. (p. 7)
  • Jamaica. (p. 7)
  • The Lass of Levingston. (p. 8)
  • My Mother's ay Glowring o'er me. (p. 8)
  • East Nook of Fyfe. (p. 8)
  • Come hap me with thy Peticoat. (p. 9)
  • Miss Andy Campbell's Scots Measure. (p. 10)
  • The Bonniest Lass in a the Warld (p. 10)
  • La Simplicita (p. 10)
  • What will I do ann my Hoggy die. (p. 11)
  • Steer her up and had her gan (p. 11)
  • The Lass of Patie's Mill A Scots Measure (p. 12)
  • Miss Nancy Campbell's Scots Measure (p. 12)
  • Maclachlane's Scots Measure (p. 12)
  • The Princess Royal. (p. 13)
  • La Quatre Complosse'a. (p. 14)
  • O're the Muir to Ketty (p. 14)
  • The Haymakers. (p. 15)
  • The Waterman. (p. 15)
  • Queen Mab. (p. 15)
  • Danced by Aldridge. (p. 16)
  • Highland Laddie as danc'd by Aldridge (p. 16)
  • The Merry Girls of York Danc'd by Aldridge. (p. 16)
  • Slingsbie's Province. (p. 17)
  • Ridding Races (p. 17)
  • La Mignonette. (p. 18)
  • Chester Castle. (p. 18)
  • La brunette. (p. 19)
  • Allemand de gracs. (p. 19)
  • Minuet. (p. 20)
  • La Nevell Hollandois. (p. 20)
  • Paddie's Resource. (p. 21)
  • Cassac. (p. 21)
  • Welcome to all Strangers. (p. 21)
  • Lamott's Jig (p. 22)
  • The Blackamoore's Jig. (p. 22)
  • The King's Jig. (p. 22)
  • Lamott's Rigadon. (p. 23)
  • Nottingham Races. (p. 23)
  • Downie's Rigadon. (p. 23)
  • Britangue (p. 24)
  • The High way to Warington. (p. 24)
  • Les Filce de Temp'e. (p. 25)
  • Lesplascer'e de Metz. (p. 25)
  • Invercauld's Scots Measre. (p. 26)
  • La Nowella Ballandoise. (p. 26)
  • La Marquise (p. 27)
  • Labzassiene. (p. 27)
  • La Julie (p. 28)
  • La Double inconstance. (p. 28)
  • Hornpipe. (p. 29)
  • The Countess of Hopetons Allemand. (p. 29)
  • Pique's Scots Measure. (p. 29)
  • Danced in Harlequin Highlander. (p. 29)
  • The Irish Blanket. (p. 30)
  • The Chorus Jig an Irish Country Dance. (p. 30)
  • The Humours of Dublin. (p. 31)
  • The Dyester Laddie. (p. 32)
  • The Soldier's Joy (p. 32)
  • Clark's Hornpipe. (p. 32)
  • Johnny McGill. (p. 33)
  • The College Hornpipe. (p. 33)
  • Danced by Aldridge. (p. 34)
  • The Louver. (p. 34)
  • The Queen's Fancy. (p. 35)
  • Danced by Aldridge. (p. 35)
  • The Corn Cutters. Danc'd by Aldridge. (p. 35)
  • Aldridge's Hornpipe. (p. 36)
  • The Wild Irish man. (p. 36)
  • The Humours of Kilkenny. (p. 36)
  • Alridge's Allemand. (p. 37)
  • Hornpipe Danc'd by Aldridge's. (p. 37)
  • Danc'd by Aldridge (p. 37)
  • The Wheem (p. 38)
  • Trip to Clumber. (p. 38)
  • Molonie's Gig (p. 38)
  • The Sow's Tail to Geordie. (p. 39)
  • The Graces. (p. 42)
  • Cacina. (p. 42)
  • The Spa Dance. (p. 42)
  • Copy details


    Publisher

    Edinburgh, Alexander McGlashan

    Printer

    Neil Stewart

    Seller

    Edinburgh, Neil Stewart (Neil Stewart's Music Shop), Parliament Square

    Edition

    [1st]

    Date

    1781

    Library

    A K Bell Library, Perth (GB-P)

    Shelfmark

    Be4

    Description

    As the book progresses, more English and foreign repertoire appears, most notably French.

    Notes

    This compilation shows quite different styles of bassline from A Collection of Strathspey Reels, with much more movement and a similar variety of patterns to many other sources. In the Scots tunes (airs), the basses are similar in style to McGibbon's. The book finishes with a long set of variations on 'The Sow's Tail', whose bassline includes semiquaver broken octaves.

    Pages

    42 p

    Orientation

    Landscape

    Dimensions

    23.5 x 34

    RISM

    MC9

    Gore

    M42

    Biographical info

    Alexander 'King McGlashan' (c.1740-1797) was leader in the band of the Edinburgh Assemblies, according to a sales description pasted into a GB-Gu copy. He was described as an editor, violinist, composer and teacher (Baptie; Alburger); and was a popular recitalist, and a teacher of Nathaniel Gow (Glen 1, x). Gore uses the spelling 'MacGlashan'.

    Other locations

    GB-A Lib R f78155(41) McGl co
    GB-DUcl 31956
    GB-En Glen 236(3)
    GB-En Inglis 184(1)
    GB-Gm M9849/786.45
    GB-Gu Ca11-y.22 (a few corrections in red pencil by J. Murdoch Henderson; noted as being 1st edition)
    GB-Lbl e.265.(2.)
    GB-Lcm H382
    GB-Lcm XXIX.A.20a
    GB-P Be10