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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:

Music and papers on music, chiefly undated, of F G Scott., [1913-1951.]

 File
Identifier: MS.22019
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Short score of the overture ‘Renaissance’ (folio 1);(ii) Settings of songs (folio 12) and various musical compositions and transcriptions (folio 34);(iii) Letter and draft prospectus, 1944, of William Maclellan (folio 55);(iv) Lectures (folio 61);(v) Notes and other writings on music (folio 68);(vi) Extracts from music reference books (folios 100).Some of the musical...
Dates: [1913-1951.]

Music by Hungarian composers gathered, circa 1902-1921, by Emma Gruber, first wife of Zoltán Kodály.

 File
Identifier: MS.21579
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Music by Emma Gruber herself, including 'Albumblatt', for piano, 1902; 'Märchen' for voice and piano, 1908, sketch only; the song 'Kicsi Viragom', undated, for voice and piano; drafts of several movements for string quartet, chiefly in score, though including a version of one movement for piano duet; and other unidentified scraps (folio 1);(ii) Pieces by Zoltán Kodály: Valsette for piano Op. 3, 1910; and a short piece for the collection...
Dates: 1902-1921.

Music by James Scott Skinner., 1894-1943, undated.

 File
Identifier: MS.21680
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Autograph music and notes, 1894-1924, undated, by Scott Skinner, including signed photographs, and a note, 1915, (folio 3) on his publications. (Folio 1.)(ii) Tunes, 1904-1943, undated, by Scott Skinner in various hands, chiefly John Murdoch Henderson's. (Folio 23.)(iii) Two collections of pieces, undated, some for keyboard, and some for violin solo, by various composers, but the vast majority by Scott Skinner. Much of the...
Dates: 1894-1943, undated.

Music by James Skinner Paterson, schoolmaster at Rathven., [Circa 1905.]

 File
Identifier: MS.21677
Scope and Contents

The music consists of orchestrations of selections from William Marshall (folio 1); 'Monymusk' (folio 9), and 'Tynet' (folio 15), two suites of strathspeys; with a collection of James Paterson’s fiddle tunes in John Murdoch Henderson's hand (folio 23).

Dates: [Circa 1905.]

Music manuscript sketch-book, undated, of Ronald Center containing sketches for a work on Mary Queen of Scots, sketches for a string quartet and the first movement of a Sinfonia da Camera., [?1973.]

 Item
Identifier: MS.22191
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

(i) Sketches for a work on Mary Queen of Scots (folios 1, 7-9; cf. MS.22189, folio 7 and MS.22192);

(ii) Sketches for a string quartet (folio 1 verso)

(iii) The first movement of a Sinfonia da Camera (folio 5).

All are undated, but may belong to the last year of Ronald Center's life.

A leaf has been torn out before folio 1.

Dates: [?1973.]

Musical compositions and other papers, chiefly undated, of John Davidson., 1871-1926, undated.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.22022-22074
Scope and Contents John Davidson, a member of the family of J & A Davidson, coal merchants and shipping agents, Aberdeen, was an amateur musician and composer. His preferred medium appears to have been the string quartet, but he composed and arranged pieces also for other combinations of instruments, chiefly strings. A number of pieces appear in more than one form. The collection contains both full scores and parts.The earliest and latest dates discernible are 1871 and 1926, but almost...
Dates: 1871-1926, undated.