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A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances
by Robert Petrie



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Copy details


Publisher

Edinburgh

Printer

Neil Stewart

Seller

Neil Stewart, 37 South Bridge Street Price 4/

Edition

[1st]

Date

1790

Library

A K Bell Library, Perth (GB-P)

Shelfmark

Be1

Description

Notes

Book 1 opens with 'Mrs Farquaharson of Monaltrie's Delight' by Robert Mackintosh, lacking its last two variations and violin accompaniment: these were probably added later by Mackintosh, as the final variations are very pianistic. There are also several tunes with attributions 'by R Mackintosh.' 'Capt Patrick McKenzie's Strathspey' is given in scordatura. There are many four beat basslines of different types, and also some printed with small notes for piano and large notes for cello.

Pages

22 p

Orientation

Portrait

Dimensions

33.5 x 24

RISM

P1597 P1598

Gore

P5

Biographical info

Petrie (1767-1830) was a fiddler and composer from Kirkmichael; he worked as gardener for the Garden family of Troup, and was in demand at balls and weddings. (Alburger, 117; Glen 1, xiii)

Other locations

DUcl 10509
GB-En Glen 295
GB-Gu Ca.11-y.23 (reprint by Andrew Rochead, 14 Princes Street, Edinburgh, 1809, dated by J Murdoch Henderson from watermark)