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A Collection of Strathspey Reels
by Alexander McGlashan



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Publisher

Edinburgh, Alexander McGlashan

Seller

Edinburgh, Neil Stewart (Neil Stewart's Music Shop), Parliament Square

Edition

[1st]

Date

1778

Library

A K Bell Library, Perth (GB-P)

Shelfmark

O7

Description

The GB-P copy at O7 has pp.45-48 of A Collection of Reels bound in at the back, with their page numbers altered by hand to 35-38.

Notes

This, McGlashan's first book, includes many strathspeys, with simple, uncompromising four-beat repetitive basses.

Pages

34 p

Dimensions

23.5 x 34

RISM

M43

Gore

Mc9 (1)

Biographical info

Alexander 'King McGlashan' (c.1740-1797) was leader in the band of the Edinburgh Assemblies, according to a sales description pasted into a GB-Gu copy. He was described as an editor, violinist, composer and teacher (Baptie; Alburger); and was a popular recitalist, and a teacher of Nathaniel Gow (Glen 1, x). Gore uses the spelling 'MacGlashan'.

Other locations

GB-DUcl 31956 [Vols.1-3 bound together]
GB-En Glen 236(1); Inglis 184(3) [2 copies]
GB-Gm M8851 / 786.45 [1780]
GB-Gu Ca9-y.7
GB-Lbl Music Collections e.265.(1.)
GB-P Be10
GB-P Be25 (pencil note: '2nd edition')
GB-P O15