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A Collection of New Reels, Strathspey's, Jigs, Waltz &c
by Daniel Robertson



Full title: A Collection of New Reels, Strathspey's [sic], Jigs Waltz &c. for the Piano Forte, Harpsichord & Violin, with a Bass for the Violoncello, Composed and Dedicated by Permission to Miss Georgine Scott of Seabank by [in ink] D. Robertson

Publisher: Edinburgh: Muir Wood & Co. No. 7 Leith Street.

Printer: By the Author

Date: [c.1805]

Description:

Robertson's name is not mentioned on the titlepage, but he has signed the book.
GB-Gu copy titlepage has 'WM 1802' in pencil, and has been signed in ink 'Ann Bell. 1808.'

Notes:

The first page has a pianistic 'Valtz' with arpeggiated bass, followed by a strathspey with 4-beat bassline, both in E flat.
On p.2, 'Miss Elizabeth Hamilton's Favorite Waltz' has quite well crafted piano variations, and there are more waltzes with piano variations later in the book, some reminiscent of Mackintosh.
Jigs tend to have quaver broken chords in the bass. There are plenty of strathspeys, some marked slow, more like slow airs.
Reels, Waltzes and Strathspeys are increasingly intermingled as the book progresses, with a few short sets of piano variations, perhaps more reminiscent of the 1790s.

Gore: R9

Biographical info: Robertson was active ca.1810-56, according to Copac records.

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 Hend inst Rob c
GB-DUcl 10450
GB-En Glen 356
GB-Gu Ca12-x.46
GB-Ob Harding Mus. F 139

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