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A Selection of the most Approved Highland Strathspeys
by John Anderson



Full title: A Selection of the most Approved Highland Strathspeys, Country Dances, English & French Dances, with a Harpsichord & Violoncello Bass. Dedicated to the Gentlemen of the Musical Society of Greenock by John Anderson

Publisher: Edinburgh: Corri & Sutherland

Date: [1789?]

Description:

1st edition 1789' in pencil on titlepage of GB-Gu copy.

Notes:

This collection has a Greenock connection, and includes 'The Port Glasgow Assembly'. Single note basslines throughout. The book includes 'Invercauld's' with bass in D; also a variant version of Admiral Gordon's Strathspey (Marshall); and a few more exotic tunes: 'The German Spa' (also in McGlashan, McGoun, Aird, and Anderson vol.6) is supplied with Alberti bass. The basslines themselves are almost as repetitive as McGlashan's. In 'Lady Cunningham's Strathspey' (Nathaniel Gow), the bassline includes a quaver scale in 10ths and an obstinate refusal to follow the harmony of the tune.

Gore: A7-2

Biographical info: Anderson lived 1737-1808, and died in Inverness (Baptie), but he moved round Scotland during his career. His first book, A Selection of the most Approved Highland Strathspeys was published in Edinburgh in 1789, dedicated to the Musical Society of Greenock. Another edition may have been later published in Perth (Alburger, 145), although this has not been verified. Anderson's Pocket Companion was published in Perth in 1795. Anderson's Budgets, published later in Edinburgh, postdate his death in Inverness as given by Baptie.

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
GB-Cu MRA.360.75.11
GB-DUcl 10453
GB-En MH.4, Glen 355(1-2)
GB-Gu Ca11-y.21
GB-Lbl 2 copies g.833.f.(3.) & g.229.b.(1.)
GB-P Be50 26720#