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A Collection of Favourite Tunes With new Variations
by Joshua Campbell



Full title: A Collection of Favourite Tunes With new Variations Adapted for the Violin & German-Flute With a Bass for the Violoncello and Thorough-Bass for the Harpsichord by Joshua Campbell

Publisher: Glasgow: For the Author

Printer: Printed for the Author. Ready Sculpt.

Date: [1779?]

Description:

Glen dated this and A Collection of New Reels and Highland Strathspeys 1779, on the strength of a concert advertisement mentioning them that year.
GB-En copy is a later edition "Corrected by P. Urbani. Printed and Sold by Urbani & Liston at their Music Warehouse No.10 Princes Street Edinr." "6/" in ink.
Gore noted: " ... corrected by P. Urbani...": he may not have examined the first edition.

Notes:

Music engraving by Johnson in Edinburgh. The tunes are with Italianate basses, and flute/fiddle variations (given without bass), very like McGibbon. 'For Lake [Lack] of Gold' is given again on p74 down a tone 'for the Violin' with slightly different variations, so most of the book could be intended for flute; the first version also goes below C at one point with ossia notes given. There are some minuets towards the end of the book (one with arpeggiated variations in B flat); and a 'Corelli's Gigga' in G minor (op.5 no.5). 'Will yow go to Flanders' (p32) is in A, but starts off with slightly altered variations from Bremner in which the double stops, transposed from G, don't work any more: more agile variations and a minuet follow.

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-DUcl 92474 (first edition)
GB-En Glen 151(1) ('Corrected by P. Urbani')
GB-Gm M8977 / 786.48 (first edition)
GB-Ob Harding Mus. M 26 (3)