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New Scotch Music
by George Jenkins



Full title: New Scotch Music [Prince of Wales feathers] Consisting of Slow Airs, Strathspeys, Quick Reels,Country Dances, and a Medley on a New Plan. with a Bass for a Violoncello or Harpsichord Dedicated by Permission to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Composed by George Jenkins, Teacher of Scotch Dancing. In 3 Pts.

Publisher: London: George Jenkins

Date: 1793

Description:

A London publication with a suitably impressive subscriber list, including 20 copies to Niel Gow, 20 to John, 20 to Andrew and 12 to Nathaniel. There are many dedicated pieces, and evidently an association with the Highland Society.
GB-En copy has bound in 'The Prince of Wales medley', 'Jenkins's compliment to Dr Haydn', and 'Haydn's Strathspey', all by Jenkins.

Notes:

The collection features single note basslines, with many stock bass patterns (particularly in the first two bars).
This is a comparatively early London example of Scottish dance music, mostly reels and strathspeys.
'Haydn's Strathspey' is almost the same as 'Lady Cathcart's Strathspey' on p13.

RISM:

Gore: J1

Biographical info: George Jenkins (c.1760-c.1806) was a London teacher of 'Scotch dancing'; the publication of his earliest work in Edinburgh by Brysson c.1789-90 suggests he had left Scotland by 1794. He was friendly with the Gow family, and possibly came from Perthshire. (Alburger, 62) Further works include Eighteen Airs for two violins and a bass (London: For the Author, c.1785; Edinburgh: Brysson, c.1790), and reports of another title, Thirty Highland Airs (London, 1791) (Glen 2, xvi; Baptie)

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 10491 (69 p)
GB-En Glen 381 (53, [ii] p)
GB-Gm M7884 / 786.45
GB-Lbl
GB-Ob (53, [ii] p)
GB-P Be22

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