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A Collection of Old Scots Tunes
by Francis [Francesco] Barsanti



Full title: A Collection of Old Scots Tunes, with the bass for Violoncello or Harpsichord, etc. Set and most humbly dedicated to the Rt. Hon. the Lady Erskine by Francis Barsanti.

Publisher: Edinburgh: A.Baillie

Date: [1742]

Description:

The GB-Gm copy lacks the Preface which is in IMSLP copy. The IMSLP copy is lacking the final page (p.15), containing 'Gilderoy' and 'The Mill Mill-O'. GB-Gm copy was bought in London by Frank Kidson in June 1887 for 4/-, has his pencil note on the pasted-on end paper: "published 14 January 1742 See Caledonian Mercury & Scots Magazine for Jan 1742"

Notes:

Grammatical Italianate single line basslines, some elegant, some more rhythmic. The Preface mentions how the tunes have not been altered to fit the basses.

Wighton made his MS copy from 'an Original Copy, in possession of David Laing Esqr., Signet Library, Edinburgh'.

Gore: B5

Link: IMSLP

Biographical info: Francesco Barsanti (c.1690-1760) was born in Lucca; spent some time in Scotland, where he published this collection;and died in London after living there for about a decade. (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-DUcl H.10458 [MS copy by Wighton, 21/8/1854]
GB-En Glen 319
GB-Gm M8990/786.48
GB-Lbl f.74.
GB-Lbl MUSIC H06/.12273
GB-Lcs (microfilm of GB-Lbl copy) R177
GB-P Be 13