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Dale's Collection of Reels & Dances
by Joseph Dale



Full title: Dales Collection of Reels & Dances

Publisher: London: Joseph Dale

Printer: Joseph Dale at his Warehouse

Date: [1800-?1822]

Description:

The first two volumes are prior to 1803, based from addresses on first page ((Kidson). GB-Gu catalogue guesses c.1800 for book.1. Book 8 mentions Trafalgar (1805). Book no.11 is inscribed 'Eliza Atkinson January 20th 1810' in ink.

Notes:

This was apparently an annual series of dance books, with many Scottish tunes, some in unusual forms, with a great variety of bassline styles, and more broken chords/Alberti as the books progress. Several have piano fingerings, printed or pencilled later.
Book vol.4 has 'La Boulanger', which is very like 'Clout the Cauldron'. 'Mrs McCleod of Rosa [Raasay]' appears in book 24. Many tunes have dance figures.
The set provides illustrations of many piano styles for dancing, and Scottish material borrowed, mangled and in the context of other dance tunes.

RISM:

Gore: D2

Biographical info: Joseph Dale (c.1750-1821) founded a music publishing business in London c.1778, which in turn passed down to his sons until c.1835. (Baptie; Kidson) He also published Dale's Collection of 60 Favorite Scotch Songs (3 vols. of 60 each, RISM D782). Also a composer, Joseph Dale's Six Sonatas for Harpsichord are online at IMSLP. W.Dale (son?), 'Surry side of Blackfriar's Bridge' described himself as 'successor to R. Parsley' in his New Lyric Repository of 1792.

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 (no.26 [1822])
GB-Lbl
GB-Cu MRA.340.80.285
GB-Eu
GB-Gm M8759 / 786.45 (books 1-8, 22, 25)
GB-Gu (24 books from the series)
GB-LEbc
GB-Ob
GB-SA

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