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A Collection of Scots Measures
by Alexander McGlashan



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Publisher

Edinburgh, Alexander McGlashan

Printer

Neil Stewart

Seller

Edinburgh, Neil Stewart (Neil Stewart's Music Shop), Parliament Square

Edition

[1st]

Date

1781

Library

A K Bell Library, Perth (GB-P)

Shelfmark

Be4

Description

As the book progresses, more English and foreign repertoire appears, most notably French.

Notes

This compilation shows quite different styles of bassline from A Collection of Strathspey Reels, with much more movement and a similar variety of patterns to many other sources. In the Scots tunes (airs), the basses are similar in style to McGibbon's. The book finishes with a long set of variations on 'The Sow's Tail', whose bassline includes semiquaver broken octaves.

Pages

42 p

Orientation

Landscape

Dimensions

23.5 x 34

RISM

MC9

Gore

M42

Biographical info

Alexander 'King McGlashan' (c.1740-1797) was leader in the band of the Edinburgh Assemblies, according to a sales description pasted into a GB-Gu copy. He was described as an editor, violinist, composer and teacher (Baptie; Alburger); and was a popular recitalist, and a teacher of Nathaniel Gow (Glen 1, x). Gore uses the spelling 'MacGlashan'.

Other locations

GB-A Lib R f78155(41) McGl co
GB-DUcl 31956
GB-En Glen 236(3)
GB-En Inglis 184(1)
GB-Gm M9849/786.45
GB-Gu Ca11-y.22 (a few corrections in red pencil by J. Murdoch Henderson; noted as being 1st edition)
GB-Lbl e.265.(2.)
GB-Lcm H382
GB-Lcm XXIX.A.20a
GB-P Be10