Sixty eight New Reels Strathspeys and Quicksteps
by Robert Mackintosh
Full title: Sixty eight New Reels Strathspeys and Quicksteps, Also some slow Pieces with variations for the Violin and Piano Forte, with a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord
Printer: for the Author
Includes subscriber list. By contrast with Airs, Minuets, Gavotts and Reels which contains no strathspeys, the 73 items here include 27 of them. There are 20 reels, in addition to another 13 ‘reels’ in 6/8 time.
The book includes four pieces specifically for piano, two of these with violin accompaniment.
This and other Mackintosh books are available in a collected typeset edition by HMT (Inverness, 2002).
Basslines for tunes are a mixture of single-line accompaniments and more pianistic writing, sometimes featuring both within a single tune.
Link: British Library
Biographical info: Robert Mackintosh (c.1745-1807, known as "Red Rob") was a fiddler and composer from Tullymet; he worked in Edinburgh and played for the Edinburgh Musical Society; led the band at Gentlemen's Concerts in Aberdeen c.1785-88, and moved to London in 1803. (Alburger). He was said to have taught Nathaniel Gow; Glen believes this must have been in Aberdeen. (Glen 1, xi)
- Aberdeen University Library
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- National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
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- Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House, London
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GB-DUcl Wighton 7077
GB-En Glen 357(2)
GB-Gm M8854 / 786.45
GB-Gu Farmer Add. f27
GB-P Bf19 (wanting pp.31-36)
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