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Music books.

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Books or booklets, bound or unbound, in which personal compositions or favourite musical pieces by other composers are recorded in some form of musical notation. Most commonly the pages are pre marked with music staves to be completed in manuscript; but volumes of blank pages in which only musical compositions in manuscript have been recorded should be considered music books too. Other than stave notation, other notations might include tablature, canntaireachd, etc. Where only songs have been recorded use 'Songbooks'.

Found in 242 Collections and/or Records:

Airs of songs and ballads collected, chiefly in Buchan, with a few from Angus and elsewhere, by George Riddell, Rosehearty (died 1942).

Identifier: MSS.3041-3043
Scope and Contents

Accounts of George Riddel's life will be found in MS.3042, inside the front cover.

Dates: Late 19th century-early 20th century.

Book of dance tunes chiefly arranged for the English guitar or the cittern., [Circa 1765.]

Identifier: MS.5449
Scope and Contents

Also included are some tunes for the keyboard (folios 38-44 verso). The pieces consist, along with some Scots tunes, of minuets, gavottes, marches, etc., by composers of the day including Thomas Arne, Arcangelo Corelli, William Felton, George Frideric Handel and Johann Adolph Hasse.

Dates: [Circa 1765.]

Book of English and Scottish tunes, composed by known authors and traditional., 18th century.

Identifier: MS.2833
Scope and Contents

The music book contains the names of James Thomson, 1702, and John Daniel. For some of the tunes this appears to be the earliest manuscript.

Dates: 18th century.

Books of violin-music, chiefly of dances, Scottish and other, of Adam, John, and Thomas Cook., 1834-1883, undated.

Identifier: MSS.3092-3103
Scope and Contents

Many of the tunes are stated to have been composed by Adam and John. The dates for each manuscript are mentioned at various places in the manuscript in question.

A note on the Cook family, to which Thomas Davidson Cook, the owner of the collection, belonged, is given at the end of MS.3103.

Dates: 1834-1883, undated.