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Thirty New Strathspey Reels
by Isaac Cooper



Full title: Thirty New Strathspey Reels For The Violin or Harpsicord Composed By Isaac Cooper

Publisher: Edinburgh, London: J. Watlen

Date: [1783?]

Description:

This is a large elegant landscape volume.

Notes:

The contents are almost all strathspeys, but are called reels, provided with simple 4-beat basses throughout. Slurs are provided in the tunes, which are generally straightforward but distinct in style and have character; there are a few obvious wrong notes here and there. The 'Harlequin Reel' has violin double stops and a three-note E major chord to start.

Orientation: landscape

Gore: C24-1

Biographical info: Cooper (c.1755-1820?) was born and died in Banff, but spent some years in Edinburgh. He taught dancing, a wide range of wind and string instruments, and also composed dance music. His music was sold widely in Scotland, and also in London. (Glen 2, vii-viii; Alburger, 89) HMT Highland Collections reprints the tunes from this collection, some of them with basses, giving Cooper's biography on pp.ii-iii.

Location(s):

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Aberdeen University Library
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Birmingham University Library
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Cambridge University Library
GB-DUcl
Dundee Central Library (Wighton Collection)
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National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
GB-Ep
Edinburgh City Library
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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
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Manchester University Library
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Newcastle University Library
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Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
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A K Bell Library, Perth
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Saint Andrews University Library
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Sheffield University Library
IRL-Dn
National Library of Ireland, Dublin
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Trinity College Dublin

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