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[A Collection of Strathspeys]
by Alexander Campbell



Full title: [A Collection of Strathspeys]

Publisher: Edinburgh: Stewart & Co.

Date: [1800?]

Description:

Untitled, containing strathspeys, jigs and reels, and a hornpipe.

Notes:

Campbell published this little collection about 15 years before his own tune-collecting expedition to the Hebrides.
p.2 includes strathspey, ‘Revd Mr Patrick McDonald of Kilmore’, author of A Collection of Highland Vocal Airs.
Campbell provides simple basslines with occasional passages of chords. The strathspey, 'Vale of Keppoch' is written in AEAE scordatura on the top stave of three, with double stops, and the tune only is given on the middle stave.

Gore: C10

Biographical info: Campbell lived 1764-1824. Born in Tombea, near Callander, and strongly aware of his Highland identity, he spent most of his life in Edinburgh. He was a one-time medical student, an organist, composer, song-collector, writer about Scottish literature, poet, and farmer. Had reason to be grateful for having been Sir Walter Scott's music tutor, for the latter put work his way when Campbell fell upon hard times. (McAulay, Alburger)

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 10438
GB-En Glen 348 (15)

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