Clarkson's Musical Entertainment, Book 1st.
by John (senior) Clarkson
Full title: Clarkson's Musical Entertainment, Being a Selection Of Various Tunes & Pieces of Music Adapted for the Piano Forte or Harpd. Book [pencil: 1st]
Publisher: London: for the Author
Printer: For the Author
Both this and the second book are signed on the titlepage by John Clarkson Jnr.
This collection exhibits simple pianism, complete with some unimaginative variations on 'The Highland Laddie' (actually 'Kate Dalrymple'). There are simple basslines, some in octaves, some broken chords, and other easy piano figurations.
The book contains quite a few marches (both the slow and fast marches of the Borrowstounness [Bo'ness] Volunteers. The book ends with 'The Fall of Paris'.
Biographical info: John Clarkson Snr died in St Andrews, 1812. He was a violinist, dancing master and compiler. Clarkson's Musical Entertainment was published in London.
- Aberdeen University Library
- Birmingham University Library
- Cambridge University Library
- Dundee Central Library (Wighton Collection)
- National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
- Edinburgh City Library
- Edinburgh University Library
- Mitchell Library, Glasgow
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
- University of Glasgow Library
- Royal Academy of Music, London
- British Library, London
- Royal College of Music, London
- Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House, London
- Manchester Public Library
- Manchester University Library
- Newcastle University Library
- Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
- A K Bell Library, Perth
- Saint Andrews University Library
- Sheffield University Library
- National Library of Ireland, Dublin
- Trinity College Dublin
GB-A SB fp786.4052 Cla
GB-En MH.14 (includes pencil note from J. Murdoch Henderson's that his copy of the first edition with watermark 1796 is in GB-P)
GB-P Bf22 26763
GB-SA Finzi Collection no.65
This source has not been digitised.