Full title: A Collection of Scots Tunes Some with Variations for a Violin Hautboy or German Flute With a Bass for a Violoncello or Harpsicord [sic] by William McGibbon
Publisher: Edinburgh: Richard Cooper
Vol.3 not seen
This collection has Italianate basslines. 'Bessie's Haggies' (vol.2) looks very much like the older 'Highland Laddie' tune.
Biographical info: William McGibbon (1696-1756) is believed to have been born in Glasgow. In 1709, he went to London, where he studied with William Corbett, and travelled to Italy with him in 1711. Around 1720, McGibbon settled in Edinburgh, and played in the Edinburgh Musical Society from 1726. He died in Edinburgh. Upon McGibbon's death, his estate was left to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary; they sold Cooper's plates of McGibbon's Scots tune books to Bremner, who published them in Edinburgh and London. Neil Stewart published his editions in Edinburgh 1761-1783, and S. A. & P. Thompson theirs in London, 1779-1794. (Grove)
GB-Gu Ca9-y.1 (vol.1)
GB-En Mus.D.S.111 (vol.2)
GB-En Glen 168 (vol.2)
GB-Gu Ca9-y.1 (vol.2; lacks p.31-32 and 35-36)
This source has not been digitised.