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A Collection of Strathspey Reels
by William Marshall



Full title: A Collection of Strathspey Reels with a bass for the violoncello or harpsichord

Publisher: Edinburgh, Neil Stewart

Printer: Printed for Neil Stewart

Seller: Printed for Neil Stewart and sold at his music shop in Parliament Square. Price 2/6.

Edition: [1st]

Date: 1781

Description:

Marshall's first collection. He followed this 12 page volume with another bearing the same titlepage, of just 4 pages, dated as 1793 according to the HMT edition of 2007. GB-En Glen 386 has both bound together; so too does GB-A Hend inst Cum c; these are rare examples of the later 4-page edition.

Notes:

Very simple basslines.
'The Illumination 9th. Febry. 1781' commemorates the bonfires in Edinburgh to celebrate the acquittal from charges of treason of the Duke of Gordon's brother, Lord George Gordon. In Marshall's Scottish Airs it is renamed 'The Fochaber's Rant'.
The basslines in the later, 4-page edition are simple, but make considerably more use of dyads and chords than in the first volume.

Pages: 12 p

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 23.5 x 33.5

RISM: M747

Gore: M4

Biographical info: Marshall (1748-1833) was a fiddler and composer, born in Fochabers, employed as house steward to the Duke of Gordon. (Glen 2, v-vii; Alburger; Bulloch; Cowie)

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 Hend inst Cum c (12+4 p, bound with Cumming, A collection of strathspey or old Highland reels)
GB-Cu MR360.a.75.32
GB-DUcl Wighton 31961
GB-En Glen 386 (not listed online; 12+4 p.)
GB-Gm M8856/786.45
GB-Gu Ca9-y.6
GB-Lbl e.283.l.(5.)
US-Nf (4pp.)
US-Wc (4pp.)