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A Collection of Scots Reels Minuets &c.
by John Riddell


Tunes list


  • Lady Crawfurd's Minuet (p. 1)
  • Mrs Hamilton of Sundrum's Minuet (p. 2)
  • Lady Dumfries's Minuet (p. 2)
  • Mrs Fullarton of Fullarton's Minuet (p. 3)
  • Mrs Crawfurd of Doneside's Minuet (p. 4)
  • Lady Glencairn's Minuet (p. 4)
  • Miss Katty Montgomerie's Minuet (p. 5)
  • Miss Charlote Ker's Minuet (p. 6)
  • Mr Hamilton of Bargenny's Minuet (p. 8)
  • The Dutchess of Hamilton's Reel (p. 9)
  • Miss Fullarton's Minuet (p. 9)
  • Mrs Ritchie's Reel (p. 10)
  • The Merry Lads of Ayr (p. 10)
  • The High Way to Newfield (p. 11)
  • Fair Field House (p. 11)
  • Mr Crawfurd of Ardmillan's Reel (p. 12)
  • Lord Kilmaur's Reel (p. 12)
  • Capt. Cuningham of Corsehill's Reel (p. 13)
  • Lord Cassils Jigg (p. 14)
  • Sr. Adam Ferguson's Reel (p. 14)
  • Lord Dumfries's Bowling Green (p. 15)
  • Lady Wallace's Reel (p. 16)
  • The Highway to Coilsfield (p. 16)
  • The Dutchess of Gordon's Reel (p. 17)
  • Lord Garlies Reel (p. 18)
  • The Highway to Colain (p. 18)
  • Colonel Montgomerie's Welcome Hame (p. 19)
  • Mrs Crawfurd of Ardmillan's Reel (p. 20)
  • Mrs Cuningham of Corsehill's Reel (p. 20)
  • Lady Cathcart of Earlston's Reel (p. 21)
  • David Earl of Cassil's Reel (p. 21)
  • Mrs Fullarton of Fullarton's Reel (p. 22)
  • Lady Helen Dalrymple's New Reel (p. 23)
  • Miss McQueir's Reel (p. 24)
  • Miss Katty Gordon of Earlston's Reel (p. 24)
  • The Countess of Percy's Reel (p. 25)
  • Mrs Crawfurd of Donsides Reel (p. 25)
  • Miss Jenny Duff's Reel (p. 26)
  • Sir John Cathcart's Reel (p. 27)
  • The Highway to Eglintoune (p. 27)
  • Mrs McGhies Reel (p. 28)
  • Mrs Hunter's Reel (p. 28)
  • Lady Ann Hamilton's Reel (p. 29)
  • The Parks of Dunlop (p. 30)
  • Miss Katty Maxwell's Reel (p. 30)
  • The Highway to Craigie house (p. 31)
  • The Woods of Bargenny (p. 31)
  • Dumfries House (p. 32)
  • Lady Maxwell of Monreath's Reel (p. 32)
  • Lord Eglintounes Reel (p. 33)
  • Lady Mary Lindsay's Reel (p. 33)
  • Lady Crawfurd's Reel (p. 34)
  • The High way to Greenvale (p. 35)
  • Lord Dumfries's Bridge (p. 35)
  • The Bonny Green of Glasgow (p. 36)
  • Miss Lillie Ritchie's Reel (p. 36)
  • Miss Nelly Kennedy's Reel (p. 37)
  • The Pippingo Reel (p. 37)
  • Lady Whiteford's Reel (p. 38)
  • Mrs Montgomery of Coilsfield's Reel (p. 39)
  • Capt. Cuningham of Auchinskeigh's Reel (p. 40)
  • Miss Ferguson of Kilkerran's Reel (p. 40)
  • Lady Eglintounes Reel (p. 41)
  • Mrs Dalrymple of Orangefield's Reel (p. 41)
  • The highway to Bourtrie hill (p. 42)
  • Lady Dumfries's Reel (p. 43)
  • Miss Nelly Ferguson's Reel (p. 43)
  • The Bonny Braes of Skelmorly (p. 44)
  • Mrs Hamilton of Bargenny's Reel (p. 44)
  • The House of Rew (p. 45)
  • Mrs Kennedy of Dunure's Reel (p. 45)
  • Bargenny's Bowling Green (p. 46)
  • Mrs McAdam of Craigengillan's Reel (p. 47)
  • Mrs Fullarton of Rosemount's Reel (p. 48)
  • Miss Nancy Kennedy's Reel (p. 48)
  • Miss Betty Cathcart's Reel (p. 49)
  • Mrs Hamilton of Sundrum's Reel (p. 49)
  • Miss Eleanora Ker's Reel (p. 50)
  • Lord Cassill's Reel (p. 51)
  • Miss Hamilton of Sundrum's Reel (p. 51)
  • The Countess of Dumfries Jun.rs Reel (p. 52)
  • Miss Eleanora Hamilton's Reel (p. 52)
  • Miss Grizie Kennedy's Reel (p. 53)
  • Miss Erskine of Barjarg's Reel (p. 53)
  • Miss Peggy Montomerie's Hornpipe (p. 54)
  • The Bonny Banks of Clyde (p. 54)
  • Finlayston House (p. 55)
  • The Troon House (p. 56)
  • Miss Whitefords Reel (p. 57)
  • Lady Balcarras's Reel (p. 57)
  • Miss Bell Kennedy's Reel (p. 57)
  • Mrs Kennedy of Greenan's Reel (p. 58)
  • Coll Cathcart's Reel (p. 59)
  • Mr Alexr. Montgomeries Reel (p. 59)
  • Mrs Arnots Reel (p. 60)
  • Copy details


    Publisher

    Glasgow

    Printer

    James Aird

    Seller

    Jas. Aird's Music Shop in New Street

    Edition

    2nd

    Date

    1782

    Library

    Glasgow University Library (GB-Gu)

    Shelfmark

    Ca9-d.22

    Description

    2nd 'Greatly improved' edition published in Glasgow; more extensive than 1st edition published in Ayr. 'Entered in Stationers Hall'. Neither edition has an original index. It begins with a sequence of minuets, one for two violins; after these, the contents are mostly reels, some in jig time.

    Notes

    The minuet basslines are elegant and interesting; those for reels and strathspeys are generally repeated crotchets. An isolated minuet-type tune 'The Troon House' has a more baroque bassline. The basslines have been substantially simplified for the 2nd edition, with many features removed, and more repetition in earlier sections of strains. The spelling of names in tune titles often differs between editions. A few tunes also appear transposed for the German Flute, with no basses. 'The Highway to Coilsfield' includes bowing, and has its 1st edition bassline replaced with a repeated drone. Note that Gore indexes the 2nd edition, but cites the title from the 1st edition.

    Copy notes

    Includes a typed index comparing the first and second editions, by 'D.C.', most probably Davidson Cook, who sold the only known copy of the first edition to GB-En for £10 (less discount) on 1/10/37, according to a loose sheet in that copy. The note also says that the first edition 'is the earliest collection of Scots Dance Music bearing the name of the composer on its titlepage'.

    Pages

    60 p

    Dimensions

    17.5 x 25.5

    RISM

    R1374

    Gore

    R5

    Biographical info

    John Riddell (1718-95) was a fiddler and composer of reels and a couple of songs, associated with Ayr. He was described as 'musician' in the parish death register, and may have been blind. (Glen 1, viii-ix)

    Other locations

    GB-A SB 787 Rid
    GB-DUcl 92464
    GB-En Glen 97
    GB-Lbl Music Collections a.219
    GB-P Bd30