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A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels
by Robert Petrie



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Copy details


Publisher

Edinburgh, Robert Petrie

Printer

Printed for the Author

Seller

Sold by all the Music Sellers in Town and Country Price to Subscribers 5/ to Nonsubscribers 6/

Edition

[1st]

Date

1796

Library

A K Bell Library, Perth (GB-P)

Shelfmark

Be2

Description

Engraved by George Walker, and not so carefully printed as first Petrie collection; p.2 is printed in error on the back of p.23, and some pages have ghosting. First edition of 1796, watermark 1795.

Notes

This collection contains more material by Robert Mackintosh - who was also a subscriber, as was Nathaniel Gow. There are many single line bass patterns, considerable use of octaves, some chords, some broken chords in 6/8, and some chromaticism. The collection includes a version of 'Deil among the Tailors', as 'The American Reel'.

Copy notes

Includes subscriber list.

Pages

24 p

Orientation

Portrait

Dimensions

33.5 x 24

RISM

P1599

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

GB-DUcl 10509
GB-En Glen 295 (many pencil markings noting 'good' tunes; book shows signs of use and wear)
GB-En E.I.111 (lacking subscribers list, signed 'John Sturrock, 1800')
GB-Gu Ca12-x.31
GB-Mp M612