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A Second Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Jiggs &c
by John Pringle



Full title: A Second Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Jiggs &c. with a Bass for the Violincello, Piano-Forte, or Harp, Dedicated by Permission to Lady Scott of Ancrum, by John Pringle

Publisher: Edinburgh: Pringle

Printer: Printed for the Author

Date: [1802]

Notes:

Sally Robinson's Favorite' is marked 'slow with expression' and has a simple piano setting like Nathaniel Gow's 'Callar Herrin'. 'Bonniest Lass in a the World' has McGibbon's bassline, but no variations. The strathspey 'Jamie Boick' has a chromatic bassline in 3 out of 4 strains.
In 'Kitty Tyrrel' small bass notes are given above and below repeated E flats. 'Miss Balfour's Strathspey' has a mini-cadenza. There are piano variations by Pringle on 'Dance to your Daddy'.
'Neeps like Sucker, Whae'll buy Neeps' is a street cry like 'Callar Herrin', again with a similar treatment to Nathaniel Gow's.

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-En Glen 281
GB-Gu Ca12-x.51
GB-Lbl
GB-Ob
Gb-P Be56

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