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Musick for Allan Ramsay's Collection of Scots Songs
by Alexander Stuart



Full title: Musick For Allan Ramsay's Collection of Scots Songs. Set by Alexr. Stuart & Engrav'd by R. Cooper

Publisher: Edinburgh: Allan Ramsay

Printer: Printed by Allan Ramsay. Engrav'd by R. Cooper

Date: [1724-6]

Description:

Individual numbers have the additional titlepage 'MUSICK For the Scots Songs in the TEA TABLE MISCELLANY / Part [First] / Inscrib'd to ...' 1) the Right Honourable Countess of Eglintoun; 2) the Right Honourable Lady Somervile; 3) the Honourable Lady Murray of Stanhope; 4) the Honourable Lady Weir; 5) Miss Christian Campbell; 6) Mrs. Young.

Notes:

The basslines are simple, having the appearance of basso continuo but no figures. The basses mostly move in crotchets, with some stepwise runs in quavers. Unadventurous but sensible harmony tends to be described by using notes within the tertial triad; binary harmonic structures are left plain, with no attempt to modulate between the two harmonic centres. Jig basslines tend towards crotchet-quaver but have a variety of treatment within each tune.
John Muir's Wood 1877 MS transcription of the tunes only, with parallel concordances from other sources, is in GB-En MS 3302, available here:
https://ia800504.us.archive.org/35/items/airsfromvariouss00stua/airsfromvariouss00stua.pdf

RISM:

Gore: S16

Link: University of South Carolina University Libraries: Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe's copy.

Biographical info: Stuart (born c.1695) seems to have worked with Ramsay only for this collection. A vocal composer, he was a violinist for the Edinburgh Musical Society c.1726-36. (Baptie; Johnson; Holman, 77)

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 ([1724])
GB-A GB 231 MS 2439 (J. Murdoch Henderson's MS transcription, 1952)
GB-DUcl 10455
GB-En Inglis 38 (various names of past owners on titlepage and frontispiece)
GB-En Inglis 39 (imperfect: lacking frontispiece, main titlepage and pages 81-84)
GB-Gu Ca9-e12 ([1726?])
GB-Lbl K.4.a.18 ([1725?]
GB-P N9 34664

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