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Preston's Selection of the most favourite Country-Dances, Reels, &c
by John and Thomas Preston



Full title: Preston's Selection of the most favourite Country-Dances, Reels, &c. with their Proper Figures for the Harp, Harpsichord or Violin; as performed at Court, Bath, and all Grand Assemblies.

Publisher: London

Printer: Preston & Son

Date: [1800?]

Description:

Scottish tunes were also included in Preston's 1785 cello tutor.

Notes:

A mix of bassline styles: lots of Alberti, Murkys, and oscillating dyads. The most obviously Scottish tunes have four-beat basslines (except for one): 'Countess of Sutherland's Reel' has a mostly 4-beat bassline with dyads and some development (and a typo).

Gore: P10

Biographical info: Father and son, John and Thomas Preston, traded as London publishers c.1789-98, first at 97, The Strand, and subsequently other London addresses. They bought Bremner's plates in 1789, and Thomas later bought plates of Skillern the elder, H. Wright, & Wilkinson and Co.

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-DUcl 92522
GB-Gm M8889 (in ink: Book 3; pencil: after 1800)
GB-Gm M8888 / 786.45 (Second selection)
GB-Lbl (Second selection)

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