Songs, airs from oratorios, minuets, etc., written out at the end of an imperfect copy of ‘Lessons on the practice of singing, with an addition of the church tunes, in four parts, and a collection of hymns ; canons, airs and catches, for the improvement of beginners', by Cornforth Gilson (Edinburgh, 1759). Edit




  • [1759, or after.] (Creation)


  • 34 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Part of the collection of printed books bequeathed, 1929, by William Cowan, Edinburgh.

  • Arrangement

    ii folios + 64 pages.

  • Scope and Contents

    On the first end-paper and on the fly-leaves (folios i, ii) there are quotations of poetry about music. The date of the manuscript is probably not much later than the date of publication of the book.

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