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Collection of New Reels
by Abraham Johnson



Full title: Collection of New Reels. With a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord. Composed and Humbly Dedicated by Permission to General Sir Hector Munro, Knight of the Bath. By Abraham Johnson. Bass Corrected by Mr. Urbani.

Publisher: Edinburgh: Urbani & Liston

Printer: Urbani & Liston

Date: [1790-1800?]

Notes:

Urbani's corrections mostly amount to making the simple bassline more active and grammatical, but leaving in the occasional consecutive octaves with the tune.
There are some broken chords and Alberti basses with sustained bass note, and some dyads; a few octaves and chords.
One set of variations begins with broken triplet chords under a strathspey ('Coll: Farquharson's Strathspey with Vars. For the Violin', p.8-11), but the collection generally exhibits a fluent expression of the current styles.

RISM: J555

Gore: J2

Biographical info: The colophon suggests that Johnson was London-based, and was active around 1800.

Location(s):

GB-A
Aberdeen University Library
GB-Bu
Birmingham University Library
GB-Cu
Cambridge University Library
GB-DUcl
Dundee Central Library (Wighton Collection)
GB-En
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
GB-Ep
Edinburgh City Library
GB-Eu
Edinburgh University Library
GB-Gm
Mitchell Library, Glasgow
GB-Grc
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
GB-Gu
University of Glasgow Library
GB-Lam
Royal Academy of Music, London
GB-Lbl
British Library, London
GB-Lcm
Royal College of Music, London
GB-Lcs
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House, London
GB-Mp
Manchester Public Library
GB-Mr
Manchester University Library
GB-NTu
Newcastle University Library
GB-Ob
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
GB-P
A K Bell Library, Perth
GB-SA
Saint Andrews University Library
GB-SHE
Sheffield University Library
IRL-Dn
National Library of Ireland, Dublin
IRL-Dtc
Trinity College Dublin

GB-En MH.138
GB-Lbl
GB-Ob