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A Collection of Reels
by Alexander McGlashan


Tunes list


  • Macpherson's Lament (p. 1)
  • Miss Milliken's Reel, by Mr Marshall (p. 2)
  • Lady Georgina Gordon's Reel - by Mr Marshall (p. 2)
  • The Duke of Gordon's Birth day, by Mr Marshall (p. 2)
  • Mrs Christie's Rant, by Mr Marshall (p. 3)
  • Miss Wilson of Cullins Reel, by Mr Marshall (p. 3)
  • Miss Jessy Campbell's Reel (p. 3)
  • The Banks of Spey, by Mr Marshall (p. 3)
  • Miss Admeral Gordon's Reel, by Mr Marshall (p. 4)
  • The Highlander's Farewell (p. 5)
  • Lady Whitefoord's Reel (p. 6)
  • Sir John Stewart of Grandtullie's Reel (p. 6)
  • Colonel Macdonell's Strathspey (p. 6)
  • Lady Anne Gordon's Reel, by Mr Marshall (p. 7)
  • Sir Alexr. Dunbar's Strathspey (p. 7)
  • Becky Murray a Strathspey (p. 7)
  • Castle Grant, a Strathspey (p. 8)
  • The way to Air (p. 8)
  • The Illumination Febr. 1781, by Mr Marshall (p. 8)
  • O but ye be Merry (p. 9)
  • Hamilton House (p. 10)
  • Dunkeld House (p. 10)
  • Taymouth House (p. 10)
  • The Way to Elgin (p. 11)
  • The Earl of Glencairn's Strathspey (p. 12)
  • Mrs Ross's Rant (p. 12)
  • The Boat of Bog, by Mr Marshall (p. 13)
  • Mr George Goodon's Reel, by Mr Marshall (p. 13)
  • Loch Vach, by Mr Marshall (p. 13)
  • Mr Marshall's Compliments to Niel Gow (p. 14)
  • Fill the Stoup (p. 14)
  • Knockando's Reel, by Mr Marshall (p. 14)
  • The Bedding of the Bride (p. 15)
  • The Merry Lads of Foss (p. 15)
  • The Duke of Atholes Forrest (p. 16)
  • The Marques of Tullybardin's Reel (p. 16)
  • The Marques of Huntly's Reel, by Mr Marshall (p. 17)
  • Macfarlane's Reel (p. 17)
  • Colonel Macbeans Reel (p. 18)
  • Johnny's made a Wadding O it (p. 18)
  • The Dutches of Gordon's Reel (p. 19)
  • Sir Archd. Grant's Reel (p. 19)
  • The Black Mare (p. 19)
  • The Stewart's Rant (p. 20)
  • Struan Robertson's Rant (p. 20)
  • The Mullin du (p. 20)
  • Miss Hay's Reel (p. 21)
  • Miss Agnes Ross's Reel (p. 21)
  • Colonel Wemyss Reel (p. 24)
  • Cutty's Wedding (p. 24)
  • Miss Jessy Stewart's Reel (p. 25)
  • John O' Badenyond (p. 25)
  • Symon Brodie (p. 25)
  • The Athole Lads (p. 26)
  • The Neat Shoe (p. 26)
  • Gille Callum (p. 28)
  • Loch Eireachd Side (p. 28)
  • Miss Vearie Hay's Reel (p. 29)
  • Athole House (p. 29)
  • The Bridge of Perth (p. 29)
  • Captain Macduff's Reel (p. 30)
  • The Bog of Gight, by Mr Marshall (p. 30)
  • Dumfries House (p. 30)
  • Miss Macdonald's Reel (p. 31)
  • The Crooked Horn Ewe (p. 31)
  • Brown's Reel (p. 31)
  • Mrs Robertson's Reel (p. 32)
  • The Isle of Skie (p. 32)
  • Lord Eglinton's Reel (p. 32)
  • Sweet is the Lass that dwells Among the Heather (p. 33)
  • The Banks of Gary (p. 34)
  • The Bridge of Gary at Struan (p. 34)
  • The Bolloon (p. 34)
  • The Isla Reel (p. 35)
  • Jeany Latin, by Mr Marshall (p. 35)
  • The Lassie with the Yellow Coaty (p. 36)
  • Sleepy Maggy (p. 37)
  • Captain Oakhain. A favourite Irish Tune (p. 38)
  • Jamie Roy. Colonel Montgomeries favorite Strathspey (p. 38)
  • The Braes of Balquhadder (p. 39)
  • The Braes of Mar (p. 39)
  • The Marques of Huntley's Farewell, by Mr Marshall (p. 40)
  • Lady Charlotte Morray's Reel (p. 40)
  • Lord Alexander Gordon's Reel (p. 40)
  • Mr Macneill of Collonsay's Reel (p. 41)
  • Dalkeith House (p. 41)
  • Lady Mary Lyons Reel (p. 41)
  • Hamilton Races (p. 42)
  • The German Spaw (p. 42)
  • Beds of Roses (p. 42)
  • Keep the Country Bonny Lassie (p. 43)
  • Boganuadk (p. 43)
  • Miss Nancy Campbell's Reel. For the Harpsichord (p. 44)
  • The Coatter Wife (p. 44)
  • Duke of Athol's Forrest Lodge Glen Tilt (p. 44)
  • Because I was a Bonny Lad (p. 46)
  • Miss Gunning's Reel (p. 46)
  • The Countess of Sutherland's Strathspey (p. 47)
  • Miss Wellwoods Fancy (p. 47)
  • Miss Proud's Reel (p. 48)
  • Over Young to marry yet (p. 48)
  • Copy details


    Publisher

    Edinburgh, Alexander McGlashan

    Printer

    Neil Stewart

    Seller

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

    Edition

    [1st]

    Date

    1786

    Library

    Glasgow University Library (GB-Gu)

    Shelfmark

    Ca9-y.7

    Description

    This is McGlashan's third book.

    Notes

    The book opens with variations on 'Macpherson's Lament', with a moving quaver bassline, then returns to the 4-beat repetitive basslines familiar from A Collection of Strathspey Reels. Seven of the first eight tunes (and many more later) are credited to William Marshall, but with more systematic and simple basslines than those in Marshall's own publications. The other tunes not given a simple bassline are 'Captain Oakhain' (described as 'A favourite Irish Tune' - actually Turlough Carolan's 'Captain O'Cane'); 'Sweet is the Lass that dwells Among the Heather' (a bassline mostly in quavers); and on p.40 'Hamilton Races' (a fluid jig bassline), 'The German Spaw' (a semiquaver Alberti bass), and 'Beds of Roses' (a variety of patterns and lines). 'Dunkeld House' is given in ae'a'e'' scordatura. There are some simple variations 'For the Harpsichord' on 'Miss Nancy Campbell's Reel'; and some left-hand chords in 'Miss Wellwoods Fancy', but still basically repetitive 4-beat bass patterns.

    Pages

    46 p

    Orientation

    Landscape

    Dimensions

    25 x 33

    RISM

    M41

    Gore

    MC9

    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 In SB f786221 Pas
    GB-DUcl 31956
    GB-En Glen 236(2)
    GB-En Inglis 184(2)
    GB-Gm M9850 / 786.45
    GB-Lbl GB-Lbl
    GB-P Be10
    GB-P O7 (contains pp.45-48 only)
    GB-P O11 (Douglas notes this as 2nd edition)