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Twelve Scotch, and Twelve Irish Airs with variations
by Burk Thumoth



Full title: Twelve Scotch, and Twelve Irish Airs with variations Set for the German Flute Violin or Harpsichord, by Mr. Burk Thumoth.

Publisher: London: John Simpson

Printer: Printed for John Simpson

Date: [1745]

Description:

Kidson (p.50, p.131) notes that 1st edition was by John Simpson (succeeded by John Cox), the 2nd by Thorowgood (1760s), and the 3rd by the Thompsons, all from the original plates.

Notes:

The basslines in this collection are Italianate with figures, but some are simpler, especially in the Irish section of the book (nos. 13-24). Some have quaver figurations, including 'Wallace March' whose setting is clearly based on that in Alexander Munro's A Collection of the Best Scots Tunes (Paris, 1732). 'The Irish Cry' (no.23) has no bass, but the following Jig to it has.

RISM: T758-T761

Gore: T7

Link: 1785 edition in NLS Digital Gallery

Biographical info: Thumoth (fl. 1739–50) was an Irish music editor, composer, flautist and trumpeter, performing as a soloist in both Dublin and London (Grove). Of his two collections of tunes, Book 1 contained Scotch and Irish, and Book 2 English and Irish Airs. Burk's name is sometimes spelled 'Burke'.

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-Cu (incomplete, info from RISM)
GB-En Glen 191 (S. A. & P. Thompson, c.1785)
GB-En Inglis 79 (Simpson, 1745)
GB-Eu Dm.3.11/3 (c.1742)
GB-DUcl 53692
GB-DUcl 53695
GB-Gm M9055 / 786.48 (pencil note: BUCEM c.1765)
GB-Lbl e.341 (Simpson, 1745))
GB-Lbl e.341.a (composite volume: Forty-eight English, Irish and Scotch Airs, S. A. & P. Thompson, c.1785)
GB-Ob Harding Mus. M 4 (1) (Simpson, 1745)
GB-P Ad27 (Simpson, 1742, Bound with Twelve English and Twelve Irish Airs)