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Musical compositions.

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:

Scottish melodies, sometimes with accompaniment, gathered by John Murdoch Henderson between 1926 and 1972., 1926-1972, undated.

Identifier: MSS.21669-21671
Scope and Contents

Many of the melodies were composed or arranged by John Murdoch Henderson, others are the compositions of his contemporaries, Scott Skinner, James Cameron, Peter Milne and many others, and some are older or anonymous. Henderson seems to have worked over and revised these tunes in an attempt to find the perfect set. Most of the revisions are dated, and their order is where possible that of the final revision.

Dates: 1926-1972, undated.

'Select pieces for violin and viola arranged by J Davidson.', [?1871-?1926.]

Identifier: MS.22048
Scope and Contents

The title is from folio i.

The manuscript consists of gatherings of leaves from an account book (possibly MS.22030) cut down to stubs on which are mounted single sheets and some bifolia containing the music.

At the end (folios 46 verso and what follows) are pieces for solo violin and other groups of strings.

Some of the leaves are old bills ruled and used for music.

The covers are two sheets of card.

Dates: [?1871-?1926.]

Settings of various works of Percy Grainger., 1904-1950.

Identifier: MS.21872
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Settings, 1939, 1950, for voices and strings of ‘Early one morning’ (folio 1);(ii) Settings, 1904, 1912, 1947, for voice and strings of “Lord Maxwell's goodnight” (folio 4);(iii) Words and music, and parts for voices and strings, of 'The rival brothers' 1905, 1940, 1943 (folio 25);(iv) Sketches, 1905, entitled 'Scotch room music' (folio 38); (v) Settings for piano (folio 45); (vi) Parts...
Dates: 1904-1950.

Sketchbook of pieces of music composed by David Johnson.

Identifier: MS.22079
Scope and Contents

A leaf is torn out after folio 46.

Dates: 1966-1969.

Sketches for String Quartet No. 2 and for a suite for strings by Ian Whyte, Mid 20th century.

Identifier: MS.22091
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

(i) Sketches for ‘String quartet no. 2’ including for the first movement, with a fair copy in full score of the opening (folio 1);

(ii) Sketches for a suite for strings (folio 37).

Dates: Mid 20th century.

Surviving musical archive, chiefly undated, of Gerald W Crawford (1868-1942), a consulting engineer and an Edinburgh city councillor and Justice of the Peace, who was well known in his day for his musical activities, especially as composer and conductor of several orchestras including, latterly, one of his own.

Identifier: MSS.21881-21974
Scope and Contents Most of the compositions of G W Crawford are written on a large scale and the collection consists chiefly of full scores, piano reductions and orchestral parts. There are very few drafts or sketches: almost all the compositions are in their final form, and many are in the hands of copyists. Most of the works are undated. Those dates that appear (usually on the last page or leaf) range from 1892 to 1941, but it is rarely clear whether these are of composition, revision or performance. Almost...
Dates: 1892-1941, undated.