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.
Printer: Neil Stewart
Seller: Neil Stewart, 37 South Bridge Street Price 4/
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
Dimensions: 33.5 x 24
RISM: P1597 P1598
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)
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)