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A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances
by Robert Petrie



Full title: A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances &c. With a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord humbly Dedicated to Mrs Farquharson of Monaltrie by Robert Petrie at Kirkmichael Perthshire.

Publisher: Edinburgh

Printer: Neil Stewart

Seller: Neil Stewart, 37 South Bridge Street Price 4/

Edition: [1st]

Date: 1790

Notes:

Book 1 opens with 'Mrs Farquaharson of Monaltrie's Delight' by Robert Mackintosh, lacking its last two variations and violin accompaniment: these were probably added later by Mackintosh, as the final variations are very pianistic.
There are also several tunes with attributions 'by R Mackintosh.' 'Capt Patrick McKenzie's Strathspey' is given in scordatura.
There are many four beat basslines of different types, and also some printed with small notes for piano and large notes for cello.

Pages: 22 p

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 33.5 x 24

RISM: P1597 P1598

Gore: P5

Link: transcriptions by HMT of four Petrie volumes, without basslines

Biographical info: Petrie (1767-1830) was a fiddler and composer from Kirkmichael; he worked as gardener for the Garden family of Troup, and was in demand at balls and weddings. (Alburger, 117; Glen 1, xiii)

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

DUcl 10509
GB-En Glen 295
GB-Gu Ca.11-y.23 (reprint by Andrew Rochead, 14 Princes Street, Edinburgh, 1809, dated by J Murdoch Henderson from watermark)