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Dale's Selection of the most favorite Country Dances and Reels
by Joseph Dale



Full title: Dale's Selection of the most favorite Country Dances and Reels. Alternative title: Dale's Selection of the most favorite country dances, reels &c. with their proper figures, for the harp, harpsichord & violin / Selection of the most favorite country dances, reels &c. with their proper figures, for the harp, harpsichord & violin, as performed at the Prince of Wales, Bath, & other Grand Balls, & Assemblies, N.B. This Collection contains every Popular Dance & Reel in Use.

Publisher: London: J. Dale

Date: [1800?]

Description:

Appears to be same publication as Preston's Selection of the Most Favourite Country Dances, Reels &c. London c.1791 [page numbers don't match, but content is similar]

Notes:

Some Scottish material, including Mackintosh's 'Miss Campbell's Reel' taken directly from Airs Minuets Gavotts and Reels, unattributed.
The basslines have variety, but the Scottish tunes tend to have four-beat repetitive basses.

RISM:

Gore: P10

Link: IMSLP, book 1 only

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
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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-Gm M8760-1 / 786.45 (includes book 2)
GB-Lbl
GB-Ob

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