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A Collection of the Newest & best Reels and Minuets
by Joshua Campbell



Full title: A Collection of the Newest & best Reels and Minuets, with Improvements Adapted for the Violin or German Flute: With a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord by Joshua Campbell

Publisher: Glasgow, Printed for & Sold by J. Aird

Printer: Printed for J.Aird; I Monach Scr. Ready Sculp.

Date: [1788]

Description:

Both extant sources suggest a publication date of 1788, and the collection was announced by Aird that year, according to Glen.
Titlepage also advertises Aird's Selection of Scots, English, Irish &c. Tunes, 3 vols., and 'Of Whom may be had Riddels Scots Reels 5/, Cummings Strathspeys 5/, Corri's Harpd. Sonatas Op.2 7/6, Aird's Scots Tunes for Violin or Harpd.'

Notes:

Many tunes are shared with A Collection of New Reels and Highland Strathspeys. It includes some Mackintosh minuets and reels without attribution, and slightly more rudimentary basslines, and ossias when too low for flute.
The book has an early version of 'The Soldier's Joy' (p56). There are reels, jigs, marches, minuets, some scordatura, and no strathspeys!
'The New Town of Edinburgh' (p27) appears here as a reel, almost identical to Bremner, but with different low ending. All basslines are simple format single lines.

Orientation: landscape

Gore: C13

Biographical info: Campbell (c.1730-1801) was a Glasgow musician, composer, guitar teacher and bellringer. (Glen 1, ix)

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 Hend inst Cam J r
GB-En Glen 156(1) (discoloured from water damage but basically intact.)