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Sixty eight New Reels Strathspeys and Quicksteps
by Robert Mackintosh



Full title: Sixty eight New Reels Strathspeys and Quicksteps, Also some slow Pieces with variations for the Violin and Piano Forte, with a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord

Publisher: Edinburgh

Printer: for the Author

Date: [1793]

Description:

Includes subscriber list. By contrast with Airs, Minuets, Gavotts and Reels which contains no strathspeys, the 73 items here include 27 of them. There are 20 reels, in addition to another 13 ‘reels’ in 6/8 time.
The book includes four pieces specifically for piano, two of these with violin accompaniment.
This and other Mackintosh books are available in a collected typeset edition by HMT (Inverness, 2002).

Notes:

Basslines for tunes are a mixture of single-line accompaniments and more pianistic writing, sometimes featuring both within a single tune.

RISM: M60

Gore: MC21

Link: British Library

Biographical info: Robert Mackintosh (c.1745-1807, known as "Red Rob") was a fiddler and composer from Tullymet; he worked in Edinburgh and played for the Edinburgh Musical Society; led the band at Gentlemen's Concerts in Aberdeen c.1785-88, and moved to London in 1803. (Alburger). He was said to have taught Nathaniel Gow; Glen believes this must have been in Aberdeen. (Glen 1, xi)

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Aberdeen University Library
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Birmingham University Library
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Cambridge University Library
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Dundee Central Library (Wighton Collection)
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National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
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Edinburgh City Library
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Edinburgh University Library
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Mitchell Library, Glasgow
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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
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University of Glasgow Library
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Royal Academy of Music, London
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British Library, London
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Royal College of Music, London
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Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House, London
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Manchester Public Library
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Manchester University Library
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Newcastle University Library
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Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
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A K Bell Library, Perth
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Saint Andrews University Library
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Sheffield University Library
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National Library of Ireland, Dublin
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Trinity College Dublin

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GB-DUcl Wighton 7077
GB-En Glen 357(2)
GB-Gm M8854 / 786.45
GB-Gu Farmer Add. f27
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IRL-Dtc
GB-P Bf19 (wanting pp.31-36)