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Marches. Musical compositions.

Subject Source: Other Source
Scope Note: Pieces of music composed to accompany or be suggestive of marching. Source: 'Concise Oxford English dictionary', 11th edition (Oxford, 2004).

Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:

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.]

Collections of music for flute and fife.

Identifier: MSS.21733-21744
Dates: [Circa 1795]-1835, undated.

‘Compositions for pianoforte' by John Davidson., [?1901-?1902.]

Identifier: MS.22063
Scope and Contents

Made-up volume, consisting of gatherings of leaves bound up inside two sheets of cardboard.

A bifolium appears to have been removed and replaced by four somewhat smaller leaves (folios 59-62).

The march at folio 6 verso is dated 1901, and that of folio 7 verso was doubtless composed in 1902. Many of the other pieces are dances.

Dates: [?1901-?1902.]

Dances (especially waltzes) and marches, most of which are original compositions by John Davidson., [?1893-1910, or after.]

Identifier: MS.22068
Scope and Contents

The first 22 pieces (folios 1-37) appear to have been part of a series of at least 25 pieces.

The 'Royal Wedding Quadrille' (folio 38) is dated 1893. Folio 25 is written on the verso of a bill dating from 1910 or later.

Dates: [?1893-1910, or after.]

Full score of a work for wind band entitled 'Commemoration march "C.D.T. 1903"' by David Stephen., 1913.

Identifier: MS.22156
Scope and Contents

Composed or completed in 1913 'to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the foundation of the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust', according to a note tipped in inside the front cover (folio i), and dedicated to its members.

Dates: 1913.

Full score of the march 'The lads of Wamphray' by Percy Grainger, for wind band, composed 1904-1905 and slightly revised 1937., 1904-1905, 1937.

Identifier: MS.21867
Scope and Contents

Most of the music consists of portions of photostats of his original score (with some amendments in ink) pasted to the leaves of the sheets, with omitted parts and amendments supplied by Percy Grainger. A sheet containing a typed programme note and 'hints to bandmasters' dated 1938 is tipped in at the front. Other notes, both typed and manuscript, are tipped in at the back (folios ii-iv).

Dates: 1904-1905, 1937.

Gairdyn manuscript: a collection of songs, marches, minuets, sarabands, country dances, etc., 1710, 1729, 1735, undated.

Identifier: MS.3298 [Glen.37]
Scope and Contents

Of most tunes, only a few bars are given. On folio iv are verses beginning 'Than what shall be done with this traitor in grain' and 'When fierce Renegado cam first to the toun'. A short 'Inventar of household plenishing' appears on folio 42 verso. The dates 1710, 1729, and 1735 occur on folios 40, 40 verso, and 51.

Dates: 1710, 1729, 1735, undated.

'Lessones for ye Violin', a collection of twenty-eight pieces for violin, including dances, marches, a set of variations, and Scots airs., [Circa 1680.]

Identifier: MS.5778
Scope and Contents

A portion has been partly chewed by mice (folios 14-20), but half the table of contents remains (folio 20) and the name Archibald Murray (folio 20 verso).

The anonymous prelude on inverted folios 11 verso-12 is that attributed in MS.9454, folios 3 verso-4, to [Davis] Mell.

Dates: [Circa 1680.]

Manuscript arrangements by Percy Grainger of his 'The lads of Wamphray'., 1925.

Identifier: MS.21868
Scope and Contents

The arrangements are for two pianos and three hands (folio 1) and for wind band (folio 19). There is also a printed setting for voices and piano, 1925, with extensive deletions and alterations in the hand of Percy Grainger (folio 48).

Dates: 1925.

Marches and dances arranged for string quartet followed by two songs for voices and piano by John Davidson., [?1871-?1926.]

Identifier: MS.22028
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

(i) Marches and dances arranged for string quartet (folio 1);

(ii) Two songs for voices and piano (folio 19 verso), the second of which is dated 1908 (folio 21 verso).

It is not clear whether the covers belong to the leaves. Folios 17-22 are additions, stitched to the rest of the volume.

Dates: [?1871-?1926.]