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The Dance Music of Scotland
by John Thomas Surenne



Full title: The Dance Music of Scotland, a collection of all the best Reels and Strathspeys, both of the Highlands and Lowlands, Arranged for the Piano Forte, and Dedicated by express permission to Her Grace The Duchess of Roxburghe by J. T. Surenne. [op.30].

Publisher: Edinburgh: Wood & Co. 12 Waterloo Place; London: Cramer, Addison & Beale, 201 Regent Street & Munro & May, 11 Holborn Bars.

Date: [1841?-186-?]

Description:

There are six known editions. The 'new edition' in GB-Gm is dated in ink 'Morag Thompson 12th Aug. 1841' on titlepage of each volume.
The sixth edition was reset, with additional tunes in the introduction.

Notes:

The accompaniment style is of four-beat basslines with dyads, octaves and chords throughout; some decades later, Glen's style was not dissimilar.

Gore: S17

Link: NLS Digital Gallery (Glen 211)

Biographical info: John Thomas Surenne (1814-1878) was born in London, but died in Edinburgh. He was a collector, editor, and composer of vocal and instrumental music, and also an organist. Besides the present collection, he also made piano arrangements of publisher Muir Wood's The Songs of Scotland, and The Songs of Ireland, both edited by George Farquhar Graham.

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-Cu MR340.b.85.8 (6th edition, [186-?])
GB-Cu MR340.b.85.9 (2nd edition, 1852)
GB-DUcl (Shand collection)
GB-En Glen 211 (6th edition, [186-?])
GB-Eu Scott.Stud.Lib. G3(41) Sur. (2nd edition, 1852)
GB-Eu Scott.Stud.Lib. G3(41) Sur. (later, Bayley & Ferguson publication)
GB-Gm M8921-4 / 786.45c
GB-Lbl e.476 (2nd edition, 1852)
GB-Lbl h.3198.a ('new edition', [1845], lacks book 4)
GB-Lbl Document Supply Services MUSIC DON3017 (2nd edition, 1852)

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