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A Collection of Scots Tunes (Bremner, 4 vol. edition)
by William McGibbon



Full title: A Collection of Scots Tunes for the Violin or German Flute And a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord by William McGibbon. With some Additions by R: Bremner. Book [ ]

Publisher: London: Bremner

Date: [1755-c.1784]

Description:

GB-Gm M8988 has small corrections compared to the IMSLP copy, and has favourite tunes marked with pencil manicules.
GB-Gm M9026 is a different printing again, with corrections made ('Lively' for 'Livly'), and new errors ('Brish' for 'Brisk') introduced.

Notes:

Comparing available sources, we find a mixture of different impressions and engravings; this suggests that Bremner had this book in a process of continual revision as plates wore out, and there is no clear chronology of which pages are printed from which plates.

RISM: M27?

Gore: Mc8

Link: IMSLP (from Nanki Library)

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-DUcl 92489
GB-Gm M8988 (in ink on titlepage, 'Complete 10s/')
GB-Gm M9026
GB-LEbc (London: John and Thomas Preston, who bought Bremner's plates on his death)
GB-P Ae34 (Books 1-3)
GB-SA Finzi Collection
RISM lists many locations in UK, and Dublin.