Lists or indexes compiled by John Murdoch Henderson, with lectures by Henderson on musical subjects and other miscellaneous material. Edit


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  • Mid 20th century. (Creation)


  • 192 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The lists or indexes are of the following material:

    (i) Sheet music of Scottish interest (folio 1);

    (ii) Printed compositions, 1930, by James Scott Skinner (folio 62);

    (iii) The collections, 1931, printed by the Gow family (folio 69);

    (iv) Scottish Country dances with tunes and alternatives found in various collections published from 1924 onwards (folio 78);

    (v) Tutors and collections of bagpipe music, 1948 (folio 83);

    (vi) The Drummond Castle manuscript, written, 1743, by David Young (folio 90);

    (vii) Kidson manuscripts, 1948, in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow (folio 94);

    (viii) Scottish music in the Ruggles Brise collection in the Sandeman Library, Perth (folio 96);

    (ix) 'Tunes in operas containing Scottish airs', which chiefly concerns 18th-century ballad operas (folio 101);

    (x) All editions of ‘The dancing master’ by John Playford (folio 104).

    The volume also includes:

    (xi) Lectures by John Murdoch Henderson on musical subjects, several of which were illustrated by performances by William Hardie and others, and this section includes the music (folios 143-148) of three broadcasts given by Hardie in 1936 (folio 118);

    (xii) Miscellaneous notes on music and natural history, including (folio 149) a key to the tablature of the Skene manuscript (Adv.MS.5.2.15) (folio 149);

    (xiii) An account, Easter 1958, by a schoolmistress from Aberdeen of a visit to Paris made by her with a class of girls (folio 158);

    (xiv) Miscellaneous correspondence, 1943, 1946, 1951-1952, 1961, 1966, 1968, including a letter, 1943, from Margaret Dean Smith concerning Playford, and material concerning Henderson's dealings with the Performing Rights Society (folio 164).

  • Arrangement

    192 folios.