Edinburgh, Robert Petrie
Printed for the Author
Sold by all the Music Sellers in Town and Country Price to Subscribers 5/ to Nonsubscribers 6/
A K Bell Library, Perth (GB-P)
Engraved by George Walker, and not so carefully printed as first Petrie collection; p.2 is printed in error on the back of p.23, and some pages have ghosting. First edition of 1796, watermark 1795.
This collection contains more material by Robert Mackintosh - who was also a subscriber, as was Nathaniel Gow. There are many single line bass patterns, considerable use of octaves, some chords, some broken chords in 6/8, and some chromaticism. The collection includes a version of 'Deil among the Tailors', as 'The American Reel'.
Includes subscriber list.
33.5 x 24
Petrie (1767-1830) was a fiddler and composer from Kirkmichael; he worked as gardener for the Garden family of Troup, and was in demand at balls and weddings. (Alburger, 117; Glen 1, xiii)
GB-En Glen 295 (many pencil markings noting 'good' tunes; book shows signs of use and wear)
GB-En E.I.111 (lacking subscribers list, signed 'John Sturrock, 1800')