Cooper (c.1755-1820?) was born and died in Banff, but spent some years in Edinburgh. He taught dancing, a wide range of wind and string instruments, and also composed dance music. His music was sold widely in Scotland, and also in London. (Glen 2, vii-viii; Alburger, 89) HMT Highland Collections reprints the tunes from this collection, some of them with basses, giving Cooper's biography on pp.ii-iii.
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|Thirty New Strathspey Reels||[1783?]|
|A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels and Irish Jigs||[1806?]|