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A Collection of New Strathspey Reels
by John Morison



Full title: A Collection of New Strathspey Reels With a few favourite Marches for the Piano-Forte Violin and Violoncello.

Publisher: Edinburgh: For the Author

Printer: Printed for the Author

Date: [1797-1801?]

Description:

[1801] written in ink on GB-Gu titlepage: the price had gone up to 8/- by the time this copy was sold. Subscriber list largely based in the North East.
The content is mostly strathspeys (not all with dotted rhythms), hornpipes, jigs, and not too many reels.
From p18, there are March-Quickstep pairs (Quick Steps mostly in 2/4, but one is in 6/8: one is marked 'Distenct'), and a March-Troop (the Troop in 3/8).

Notes:

Simple repetitive single note basslines for the most part. One slow strathspey, and the later dance pairs have more pianistic basses.

RISM:

Gore: M11

Link: British Library

Biographical info: Morison (c.1772-1848) was a Peterhead organist and fiddler. (Glen 2, xviii) Failing fortunes forced him to diversify: he also organised balls and ran a ship's chandlery. (Alburger, 89-90)

Location(s):

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Aberdeen University Library
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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 10501
GB-En MH.85
GB-En MH.86
GB-Gm M8867 / 786.45
GB-Gu Ca12-x.39
GB-Lbl
GB-P Be67

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