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A Collection of Slow Airs, Reels & Strathspeys
by Duncan Macintyre



Full title: A Collection of Slow Airs, Reels & Strathspeys Dedicated by Permission, to the Right Honble Lady Charlotte Campbell, Composed by D. Macintyre. Teacher of Scotch Dancing.

Publisher: London

Printer: Printed for the Author

Date: [1795]

Description:

The book consists of reels, strathspeys, jigs and fancies: mostly tunes in pairs by key, with a reel as the second tune.
The GB-Gu copy belonged to Alexander McIntyre: it has an ink inscription, 'Mr Macintyre his Music Book'.
The subscriber list is largely London-based, with some military Grants, and includes Nathaniel Gow.

Notes:

The collection uses single note basslines (some going down to bottom F, so apparently for piano), with some LH small notes, including 3- and 4-note chords. 'Miss Leslies Fancy' also has a decorative "Viol:2o." part. Mr I. Rose's Strathspey is 'by Mrs. Macintyre'.

RISM:

Gore: MC15

Link: HMT transcription

Biographical info: Duncan Macintyre (c.1765-c.1807) was a London dancing master when he published 'Slow Airs …' in 1795. He went to India, possibly a Master of Ceremonies to the Governor-General's Court, and died c.1806. (Glen 2, xvii - 'McIntyre'; 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-A
GB-DUcl 10496
GB-En Glen 266
GB-Gm (info from RISM)
GB-Gu Ca12-x.48 (lacking last 2 pages)
GB-P Be23

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