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A Collection of Strathspey Reels
by Malcolm Macdonald



Full title: A Collection of Strathspey Reels, with a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord, Dedicated to Mrs. Baird of Newbyth.

Publisher: Edinburgh, Malcolm MacDonald

Seller: Sold by all the Music Shops in Town and Cuntry [sic]

Edition: [1st]

Date: 1788

Description:

The collection contains reels, strathspeys (with few dotted rhythms, some without) and jigs. The book is dedicated to Mrs Baird of Newbyth: Newbyth House is in East Lothian.

Notes:

The basslines are mostly simple but have character, using stock patterns with occasional quirky variation such as unexpected arpeggios, runs and dyads.

Pages: 24 p

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 20 x 27

RISM:

Gore: MC4(v.1)

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 136
GB-En Glen 293