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A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys & Jigs
by John Pringle



Full title: A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys & Jigs with a Bass for the Violoncello or Piano Forte, Dedicated by Permission to the Honorable Miss Elliot by John Pringle

Publisher: Edinburgh

Printer: J Hamilton, No. 24 North Bridge Street

Date: [1800-1801]

Description:

Not all tunes are by Pringle.

Notes:

Although Pringle's first book is for 'violoncello or piano', it is dominated by 'drawing room' piano accompaniments very much in early 19th-century styles, including some fairly sentimental tunes, but some reels have repeated crotchet basslines.
Some basslines have additional small notes for dyads (above or below the large bass note). 'Miss Stuart of Allanbank's Strathspey' has a more complex classically-influenced bassline.

RISM:

Gore: P11

Link: HMT transcription (omits small notes in LH, some dynamics, and there are inconsistencies of beaming and accidentals)

Biographical info: Pringle was a fiddler and composer born c.1770, possibly in the Borders and possibly related to Thomas Pringle, with whom Alexander Campbell had dealings in connection with his Borders trip. This book contains 'Mr. Alexr. Campbell's Strathspey'. Henry Farmer notes in GB-Gu copy of the Second Collection that Pringle was an Edinburgh dancing master. Like many other compilers, Pringle often included other musicians' tunes in his collections, without ascription. (Alburger, 130-31)

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 10513
GB-En Glen 281
GB-Gm M8891 / 786.45
GB-Gu Ca12-x.51
GB-Lbl
GB-Ob
GB-P Be47

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