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A Favourite Collection of Scots Tunes & Highland Airs
by James Aird



Full title: A Favourite Collection of Scots Tunes & Highland Airs &c For the Violin or German Flute With a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord By W. McGibbon J. Oswald & others. BOOK 1st. Price 3/- [list of other books available, inc. Reinagle Scots Tunes and Corri's op.2 Harpsichord sonatas, and instruments lent per Month or Quarter].

Publisher: Glasgow: Printed & Sold by A McGoun at his Music Shop Argyle Street

Printer: McGoun

Date: [1782?]

Description:

Note that there is no mention of Aird on the titlepage: Aird's plates were printed by McGoun after his death with a new (or amended) titlepage. He either replaced everything after 'BOOK 1st,' or simply Aird's name: the engraving of "A McGoun" is not particularly neat.
This book has the running title, 'J. Aird's Scots Tunes' and is grouped in 3 sections of 8 pages each: p.9 has 'J. Aird's Scots Tunes No. 2' etc. Pages also have printer's mark A 11, B 11 etc.

Notes:

Italianate basslines, some with figures, some tunes with variations. 'O'er the Hills and far awa' has a variation and a 'Jig', but the jig is written in triplets in common time.

Biographical info: Aird (c.1750-1795) was a Glasgow music seller, copperplate printer and publisher between c.1779-179. (Glen 1, x-xi; Alburger).

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 92526 (Book 1)
GB En Mus.Box.S.70.2(8) (Book 1)

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