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A Collection of Highland Music
by William Morrison



Full title: A Collection of Highland Music consisting of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, Waltzes & slow Airs with Variations original & selected for the Piano Forte Violin and Violoncello ... by W. Morrison.

Publisher: Inverness

Printer: Printed for and sold by J. Young

Date: [1813?]

Description:

This collection contains an unusual variety of musical material, including much Gaelic and Highland repertoire: Young also published books in Gaelic, printed in Edinburgh.
Short title given on the index page is 'Morrisons Highland Music'. The volume contains an obsequious dedication to Lady Seaforth.
GB-Gu copy has [1813] noted in ink.

Notes:

Four tunes, including 'A March for the Clans' are by 'a gentleman' (with another obsequious dedication).
There are variation sets on 'Killiecrankie', 'Are you always pleased', and 'Lewis Gordon', which is very pianistic.
The book includes a St Kilda Song and Air communicated from Miss McLeod of Rodall.
The jig 'Murphey Dellany' has the rubric 'This Tune my be played for a Bumpkin.'
Also included is 'North of the Grampians' by Capt. [Simon] Fraser.
Separate Piano Forte (semiquaver) and Violoncello basses are given for the first (Gaelic) tune. There are some single note basslines but most are more pianistic, if simple.

Biographical info: Morrison was active, probably around Inverness, c.1813, and published in Inverness and Edinburgh.

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
GB-Cu
GB-DUcl 10501 (also includes Morrison's 'The Hon. Miss McKenzie's waltz' and 'Capt. McKenzie's Quick step')
GB-En Glen 325
GB-Gu Ca12-x.59
GB-Lbl
GB-P Af14

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