'Evening amusement, being a collection of Scots tunes and strathspey reels 1789.' Edit


MS.22195 [Glen.69]


  • 1789. (Creation)


  • 128 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 title is taken from folio ii.

    The manuscript contains many Scottish and some other dance tunes arranged in simple treble notation, followed by an index (page 181).

    The tunes , which are taken from ‘Caledonian pocket companion’ by James Oswald ([circa 1745-1760]), ‘[First] collection of strathspey reels’ by Niel Cow (1784), and several other printed sources, are numbered in pencil in another hand as far as page 47, and other markings are added in pencil elsewhere.

    The compiler is unknown.

  • Arrangement

    iii folios + 250 pages.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1927, by Lady Dorothea Ruggles-Brise, in memory of her brother, Major Lord George Stewart Murray, Black Watch, killed in action in France in 1914.

  • Separated Materials

    For other manuscripts from the Glen Collection of Scottish Music see MSS.3296-3302.

  • General

    The manuscript described here is part of the Glen Collection of Scottish Music held in the Department of Printed Books. As such, the resource is to be requested under printed book request procedures through the record in the main catalogue. Please check the main catalogue when requesting the resource. The main catalogue reference number is Glen.69.

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