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A Collection of New Scots Reels, Strathspeys, Jigs &c.
by James Walker



Full title: A Collection of New Scots Reels, Strathspeys, Jigs &c. With a Bass for the Violincello or Harpsichord; Dedicated to the Right Worshipful Master, Sir James Erskine St. Clair, of Sinclair, Bart. & the Worthy Brethren of the free Mason Lodge in Dysart. by James Walker

Publisher: Printed for the Author

Printer: Printed for the Author

Date: [1795-97]

Description:

Transcription included in HMT volume Fiddle Music from Fife (2006).
The subscribers list is mostly from Fife, with some from Dundee, Pathhead, one James Hutton, Copenhagen; many are in Dysart itself.

Notes:

The strathspey and reel basslines are generally very simple repetitive four-beat lines, but clearly put together with some care. There are occasional double stops in the right-hand or fiddle.
'Mr. James Belfour's Fancy' also has hairpin dynamics accenting each strong beat of the 6/8 for the first bar and a half (omitted in HMT transcription).

RISM: W92

Gore: W2-1

Biographical info: Walker (c.1760-1840) was a Dysart fiddler, music teacher and composer, popular at big house balls in Fife (Glen 2, xvii; Baptie).

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-En Glen 290 (1)
GB-P Be46

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