hms.scot
hms.scot

A Collection of New Strathspey Reels & Country Dances
by John Clark



Full title: A Collection of New Strathspey Reels, & Country Dances, with a bass for the violoncello or Harpsichord ... Dedicated to the Musical Society of Perth

Publisher: Perth, John Clark

Printer: Anderson

Seller: Perth, Anderson Music Seller

Edition: [1st]

Date: [1795?]

Description:

This collection displays charmingly naïve engraving and typeface.
Gore, Wighton database suggest publication date of 1795, Douglas 1798.

Notes:

The collection has strong local connections: it is dedicated to the Music Society of Perth, and includes tunes for Clark's family, Anderson's music shop, and Mrs William Marshall.
Roughly half of the reels have an almost identical formulaic bassline for the first strain. Basslines are all single note repetitive lines, with some broken chords for 6/8.
John Anderson published tunes by John Carr, to be found in GB-En Glen 348; those tunes have similar stock basslines (especially at cadences), so perhaps the basslines of both collections are by Anderson.

Pages: 21 p

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 32 x 23

Gore: C21

Biographical info: Probably not the same John Clark (born 1740) who compiled Flores Musicae and had it published in Edinburgh in 1773. Clark's publisher, Anderson, had a music shop in Perth but there could be a connection with the 19th century music engraver John Anderson who was apprenticed to 'James Johnston' (probably James Johnson).

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-Ducl 10465
GB-En Glen 260
GB-P Be43