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A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Jiggs &c.
by Charles Duff



Full title: A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Jiggs &c. With a Bass for the Violincello or Harpsichord To which is added Four Minuets, Four Marches in three Parts. Dedicated (by Permission) to his Grace The Duke of Athole By Charles Duff. N.B. The Tunes mark't J. McD. are Composed by Mr. Jno. McDonald late Dancing Master Dundee.

Publisher: Dundee: Charles Duff

Printer: For the Author

Date: 1792

Description:

This Dundee collection's subscriber list includes many musicans and dancing masters: Bayne, Bowie, Leyburn, both Robert and Abraham Mackintosh, both still in Edinburgh, Malcolm McDonald, Petrie, and Ross. Twelve copies were sent to Archibald McGowan (McGoun, MacGoun), music seller, Glasgow.
"N.B. The tunes mark't J McD are composed by Mr Jn McDonald late dancing master Dundee" (noted in Wighton Database, where title is wrongly cited as 'Selection' rather than 'Collection')

Notes:

The music is unexpectedly simple given the number of musicians who subscribed. In the 'Old Reel of Tulloch Strathspey' by Capt. Fife. (p27, and also in John Anderson's book) the opening of the bass line is somewhat confused.
'N.B. The Tunes mark't J. McD. are Composed by Mr. Jno. McDonald late Dancing Master Dundee.'

RISM:

Gore: D16

Biographical info: Charles Duff (c.1760-c.1822) lived in Dundee, and for a while in Montrose. He was a musician, Dundee music seller (trading as Duff & Chalmers), employed at concerts and balls, and apparently at one time Leader of the Musical Society in Dundee. He tuned pianos in 'Montrose, Aberdeen, Brechin and Forfar' (Glen 1, xiii). The brother of dancing master Archibald Duff, Charles may also have taught dancing. SBTI lists Duff as music seller in Dundee, at 30 High Street in 1818, and the Nethergate in 1822.

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 SB f785(41) Duf
GB-DUcl 10476
GB-En Glen 299
GB-EN Mus.E.l.225 (21)
GB-P Sandeman Be69

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