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A Collection of Scots Measures
by Alexander McGlashan



Full title: A Collection of Scots Measures Hornpipes Jigs Allemands Cotillons. And the fashionable Country Dances with a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord

Publisher: Edinburgh, Alexander McGlashan

Printer: Neil Stewart

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

Edition: [1st]

Date: 1781

Description:

As the book progresses, more English and foreign repertoire appears, most notably French.

Notes:

This compilation shows quite different styles of bassline from A Collection of Strathspey Reels, with much more movement and a similar variety of patterns to many other sources.
In the Scots tunes (airs), the basses are similar in style to McGibbon's.
The book finishes with a long set of variations on 'The Sow's Tail', whose bassline includes semiquaver broken octaves.

Pages: 42 p

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 23.5 x 34

RISM: MC9

Gore: M42

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'.

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 Lib R f78155(41) McGl co
GB-DUcl 31956
GB-En Glen 236(3)
GB-En Inglis 184(1)
GB-Gm M9849/786.45
GB-Gu Ca11-y.22 (a few corrections in red pencil by J. Murdoch Henderson; noted as being 1st edition)
GB-Lbl e.265.(2.)
GB-Lcm H382
GB-Lcm XXIX.A.20a
GB-P Be10