A Collection of Original Scotch Tunes for the Violin The whole Pleasant and Comical
by John Young
Full title: A Collection of Original Scotch Tunes for the Violin The whole Pleasant and Comical being full of the Highland Humour.
Publisher: London: John Young
This is a different collection from Playford's earlier, and similarly named, A Collection of Original Scotch Tunes (Full of the Highland Humours).
An additional sheet at front of the GB-En copy has in ink 'John Muir Wood Esqr. / from his friend Mr Chappell'. Chappell abandoned plans to publish a Scottish song collection and gave his box of materials to Wood. Could this be from that box? (See McAulay)
This is a tune collection with no basses, and notably careless spelling of titles: 'Scoh Tune', 'Bonie Kirsty', 'Cocks Louns walie hoyn', 'The Loss of Betties Mills' (given in F), 'Katrin Hoggie', 'Bonne Katte of Edane', and several tunes called 'A Scotch Measure', one of which is in 3/4.
Biographical info: John Young was a musical instrument maker and music seller, at Dolphin & Crown, West End of St. Pauls Church, London, active c.1698-1730. In 1711 he published The third book of the violin master improv'd, which also contained Scottish and Highland material. He may have been the 'appointed musician in ordinary to the King for the Viol da Gamba, May 23, 1673'. (Humphries & Smith, 346)
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GB-En Ing.26 (lacking p.15)
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