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A Third Collection of Strathspey Reels
by Malcolm Macdonald



Full title: A Third Collection of Strathspey Reels &c. With a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord. Dedicated to Miss Drummond of Perth. […] by Malcolm McDonald at Dunkeld.

Publisher: Edinburgh: for the Author, [n.d.]

Printer: For the author

Description:

The subscriber list includes several musicians including Archie Duff, Robert Petrie, Ensign Simon Fraser. 'Mr Corrie & Co.' bought 8 copies. The book includes a tune by John Bowie.

Notes:

Simple four-beat basses with occasional quirks and interesting features: chromaticism here and there, some judicious consecutives, some broken octaves in crotchets (up and down), and some octaves.
At least one tune has a simple bass which is for piano rather than cello (octaves and broken chords).

Gore: MC4

Biographical info: Malcolm Macdonald was born in Dunkeld (c.1750), and was active c.1785-1800. He was sometime cellist to Niel Gow. (Alburger, 117; Glen 1, xii)

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 7073
GB-En Glen 293
Gb-Gm M8850 / 786.45
GB-P Bf32 (Edinburgh: Corri & Co., 1790; two pages missing)

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