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Musical compositions.

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: General term for the creation and conceptual arrangements of music into works to be performed.

Found in 240 Collections and/or Records:

Full scores of two works of chamber music by David Stephen., 1899, 1920.

 File
Identifier: MS.22158
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

(i) Full score of a work in one movement for string quartet entitled 'Epithalamium', 1920 (folio 1);

(ii) Full score of ‘Trio in B flat major for piano, oboe & horn’, a work in three movements, or sections, composed apparently in 1899, which won the Leslie Alexander Prize and was first performed in 1900 (folio 3).

Dates: 1899, 1920.

Lady John Scott collection of music, chiefly Scottish.

 Series
Identifier: MSS.834-843
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of manuscript music composed or collected by Lady John Scott (Alicia Anne Spottiswoode of Spottiswoode, died 1900, wife of Lord John Douglas Scott), much of it being in her autograph.

Dates: Mid 19th century-late 19th century.

Lists or indexes compiled by John Murdoch Henderson, with lectures by Henderson on musical subjects and other miscellaneous material., Mid 20th century.

 File
Identifier: MS.21710
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)...
Dates: Mid 20th century.

Loose sheets of music with accompanying material., 19th century-1943.

 File
Identifier: MS.22141
Scope and Contents Much of the music consists of traditional Scottish tunes. In addition there are some French pieces (folios 84) and various tunes apparently copied from teaching books.The loose sheets of music (folio 1) are preceded by a letter, 1943, to a former owner of MSS.22137-22141: Music books of fiddle music written by William McKinley (folio i), and followed by an unidentified nineteenth-century photograph (folio 90), a press-cutting, ?1932 (folio 91), and strips of paper containing...
Dates: 19th century-1943.

Manuscript of the treble and bass parts of 157 pieces of music (numbered to 154) chiefly by Jean Baptiste Lully., Late 17th century.

 Item
Identifier: MSS.9462-9463
Scope and Contents

Many of these pieces are already represented in MSS.9459-9461, but in addition there are a sarabande, three minuets and a chaconne (numbers 28, 29, 32, 33, 74) from the 'Trios pour le coucher du roi', one ritournelle from 'Proserpine', and a suite of twelve pieces from 'Belérophon'. There are also two pieces (numbers 40 and 41) attributed to Monsieur de la Voye.

Dates: Late 17th century.

Manuscripts of English composers.

 Series
Identifier: MS.21862
Dates: Early 20th century-1971, undated.

Manuscripts of musical compositions of Percy Grainger, chiefly related in some way to Scotland.

 Series
Identifier: MSS.21867-21873
Scope and Contents

Most of the pieces are related in some way to Scotland.

Dates: 1900-1950, undated.