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A Collection of New Reels & Highland Strathspeys
by Joshua Campbell


Tunes list


  • Lady Archd. Campbell's Reel. (p. 1)
  • Dutches of Argyles Strathspey. (p. 1)
  • Dutches of Hamilton's New Strathspey. (p. 1)
  • The Beautiful Town of Glasgow (p. 2)
  • Sir Archd. Cambell's Gigg. (p. 2)
  • Capt. Kellers Reel. (p. 3)
  • Lord Kelly's Reel. (p. 3)
  • Miss Jessy Millers Reel. (p. 4)
  • Lady Maxwell's Reel. (p. 4)
  • Glasgow Ladys. (p. 4)
  • Greg's Strathspey (p. 5)
  • The Frolick. (p. 5)
  • Miss Wallace's Reel. (p. 6)
  • Miss Murray's Reel. (p. 6)
  • The Sweet Bells of Glasgow. (p. 6)
  • Miss Louisa Campbell's Strathspey. (p. 7)
  • Gillie Callum da Pheithein. (p. 8)
  • Yell Yell. (p. 10)
  • Macleods Reel. (p. 11)
  • The Balloon. Strathspey. (p. 11)
  • Allwife in humour. (p. 11)
  • Tulloch Gorum. (p. 12)
  • The Cameronian's Rant. (p. 12)
  • Lord Frederick and his Fencibles. (p. 13)
  • Janny Cameron's Reel. (p. 14)
  • Delvin Side. (p. 16)
  • John Roy Stewarts Reel. (p. 17)
  • Grants Strathspey. (p. 18)
  • The Bridge of Craige. (p. 18)
  • The Braes of Tullymet. (p. 19)
  • Mr Ronald Crawford of Freskiehall's Strathspey. (p. 20)
  • Glasgow Flurish. (p. 20)
  • Glasgow Tontine. (p. 20)
  • Mrs Minzies of Culdare's Strathspey. (p. 21)
  • The Drunken Wives of Fochabers a Strathspey. (p. 22)
  • Lady Elpheston's Reel. (p. 23)
  • Miss Dunlop's Reel. (p. 23)
  • Miss Dalrymples Reel. (p. 23)
  • Gigg. (p. 24)
  • Miss Wedderburn's Reel. (p. 24)
  • Sir John Maxwell's Strathspey. (p. 25)
  • Miss Elizabeth Coplands Strathspey. (p. 25)
  • Locherroch Side. (p. 26)
  • The Lees of Luncarties Strathspey. (p. 27)
  • Lamberton Race's (p. 28)
  • Earl of Loudoun's Strathspey. (p. 28)
  • Gigg (p. 29)
  • Mr John Shaw Stewarts Strathspey. (p. 30)
  • The Honble. Francis Gray's Strathspey. (p. 30)
  • Lady Cunningham's Strathspey. (p. 31)
  • Mr George Buchanan's Strathspey. (p. 31)
  • Colonel Macbain's Reel. (p. 32)
  • The Marques of Huntly's Strathspey. (p. 32)
  • Miss Johnston's Reel. (p. 32)
  • Gigg (p. 33)
  • Sir James Campbells Strathspey and Gigg. (p. 33)
  • Capt. Park of Parkhall's Strathspey and Gigg. (p. 34)
  • Gigg (p. 34)
  • Major Archd. Campbells of Askommell's Strathspey. (p. 35)
  • Miss Peggy Campbell's Strathspey. (p. 35)
  • The Braes of Auchtertyre A Strathspey. (p. 36)
  • Colonel Mackays Strathspey. (p. 36)
  • Miss Campbells Reel. (p. 37)
  • Gigg (p. 37)
  • Mrs Wallace's Reel. (p. 38)
  • Mr Charles Sharp of Hoddom's Reel. (p. 38)
  • Lord Elphiston's Strathspey. (p. 38)
  • The Fife Hunt. (p. 38)
  • Marshall's Strathspey. (p. 39)
  • Garthland's Strathspey. (p. 40)
  • Mr James Buchanan's Strathspey. (p. 40)
  • Hamilton House. (p. 40)
  • Monnymusk (p. 41)
  • The Marques of Huntly's Farewell. (p. 42)
  • Lord Allexr. Gordon's Strathspey. (p. 42)
  • Sir John Whitefoorde's Strathspey. (p. 43)
  • Gigg (p. 43)
  • Miss Margret Eweng's Strathspey. (p. 44)
  • Miss Wellwood's Fancy. (p. 44)
  • The Royal Glasgow Volunteers. (p. 45)
  • Sir Allexr. Dons Strathspey. (p. 45)
  • Mrs Lockharts Strathspey. (p. 45)
  • The New Town of Edinburgh A Strathpey. (p. 46)
  • Major Graham. (p. 46)
  • The Duke of Gordon's Birth Day. (p. 47)
  • Miss Swinton's Strathspey. (p. 47)
  • The Perth Hunt. (p. 47)
  • Campbell's Reel. (p. 48)
  • Mr Murray's Strathspey. (p. 48)
  • Lady Betty Cochran's Strathspey. (p. 48)
  • Copy details


    Publisher

    Glasgow, for the author [Joshua Campbell]

    Printer

    James Johnson (sculpt)

    Seller

    at the music shops in Edinburgh and Glasgow

    Edition

    [2nd]

    Date

    [1789]

    Library

    A K Bell Library, Perth (GB-P)

    Shelfmark

    Be54

    Description

    This Glasgow publication contains mostly strathspeys, with lots of Campbells mentioned in tune titles. There are some variation sets, and strathspey-jig pairs, and a fiddle pibroch; also some tunes by William Marshall. Glen dates it as 1779 on the evidence of notices in a concert announcement; Gore dates it c.1786, presumably from GB-En Glen 327, apparently assuming it to be Campbell's first collection. However, the GB-P binding has 'Joshua Campbell's 2nd Collection', and J Murdoch Henderson dates it 1789, also suggesting this. The reasons for some libraries' datings of [1786] are unclear. A third, shorter, edition of 36 pages with basses 'Corrected by P. Urbani' was published by Edinburgh music-sellers Urbani & Liston from their address at 10 Princes Street, where they traded from 1796-1806.

    Notes

    Comparing 'The New Town of Edinburgh' (p.46) as a Strathspey with the version in Bremner's Second collection of Reels shows how the strathspey version has become much more ornate. The collection generally offers simple 4-beat basslines, not always doing the most obvious thing: 'Lord Kelly's Reel' has a (wrongly engraved?) passage with two basslines simultaneously. Urbani's later 'corrected' basses are a little more pianistic, and sometimes wider in tessitura.

    Copy notes

    Titlepage is missing, and there is a MS list indicating which tunes have been altered 'from 1st vol.'. JMH (Henderson) pencil note: '[1788-9]', pencil dated '1789' on p1. JMH notes, 'Many of these tunes are altered or renamed from other collections or from 1st book', suggesting that this copy is of the 2nd edition. The titlepage of the GB-A copy (1st edition) can be seen on our fiddle homepage.

    Pages

    48 p

    Orientation

    Portrait

    Dimensions

    36 x 26

    Gore

    C13-1

    Biographical info

    Campbell (c.1730-1801) was a Glasgow musician, composer, guitar teacher and bellringer. (Glen 1, ix)

    Other locations

    GB-A Hend inst Cam J c (1st edition, with J Murdoch Henderson pencil annotations. Later editions change the titles of 'The Royal Edinburgh Volunteers' and 'Lady Elpheston's Strathspey'.)
    GB-DUcl 7063 (Urbani & Liston edition, c.1796-1806)
    GB-En Glen 327 (Urbani & Liston edition, lacking pp.31-36, supplied in ink MS by JMH)
    GB-En Inglis 170(2)
    GB-En MH.12 (Urbani & Liston edition)
    GB-Lbl g.271.l.(1) (1st edition)
    GB-Lbl h.210.a.(2) (Urbani & Liston edition)