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A Collection of Strathspey Reels
by Malcolm Macdonald


Copy details


Publisher

Edinburgh, Malcolm MacDonald

Seller

Sold by all the Music Shops in Town and Cuntry [sic]

Edition

[1st]

Date

1788

Library

A K Bell Library, Perth (GB-P)

Shelfmark

Bd57

Description

The collection contains reels, strathspeys (with few dotted rhythms, some without) and jigs. The book is dedicated to Mrs Baird of Newbyth: Newbyth House is in East Lothian.

Notes

The basslines are mostly simple but have character, using stock patterns with occasional quirky variation such as unexpected arpeggios, runs and dyads.

Copy notes

Handwritten index page, and manuscript page pasted on verso of titlepage.

Pages

24 p

Orientation

Landscape

Dimensions

20 x 27

RISM

M8

Gore

MC4(v.1)

Biographical info

Malcolm Macdonald was born in Dunkeld (c.1750), and was active c.1785-1800. He was sometime cellist to Niel Gow. (Alburger, 117; Glen 1, xii)

Other locations

GB-DUcl 7073
GB-En Glen 136
GB-En Glen 293