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A Collection of Scots Tunes (Stewart)
by William McGibbon



Full title: A Collection of Scots Tunes Some with Variations for a Violin Hautboy or German Flute With a Bass for a Violincello [sic] or Harpsichord by William McGibbon

Publisher: Edinburgh: Neil Stewart

Printer: [Printed for Neil Stewart]

Date: [c.1761]

Description:

Reset by Neil Stewart, with slightly different layout and order. A few minuscule typographical differences such as a slur missing from an appoggiatura, or tails going in opposite directions in an ornament.
also later editions c.1771 (opposite Tron church Miln's Square) and c.1783 (Parliament Square) with minor changes.
Kidson locates Stewart's shop at the Tron church 1770-1773, and in Parliament Square (or Close) 1773-1792. SBTI says 1773-1790.
SBTI dates Stewart's shop at Blackfriar's Wynd as 1761-1764.

Notes:

The basslines in this early edition are very revealing of harmonic thinking, albeit of someone who had been to Italy. Some tunes are given in two keys (both with basslines), the second being 'For the Flute'. This early version of 'Put the Gown upon the Bishop' has a busier bassline and is 13 bars long - the later Bremner bassline is simpler, is in doubled note values, and is 10+8 bars with repeats.

RISM: M33?

Gore: Mc8

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)

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-A SB f787 McG (vols.1-3, lacks titlepage)
GB-CDp (info from RISM)
GB-DUcl 53673
GB-DUcl 53671
GB-Gm M8853 (Book 1, despite ink note on titlepage, 'No 3d')
GB-Gu Ca9-y.2 ([c.1783])
GB-Gu Ca9-y.3 ([c.1783], vol.2 lacks titlepage)
GB-P O8
GB-P O9
GB-P O10 ([c.1771])