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Fiddle music.

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Musical compositions specifically composed or arranged for fiddle, regardless of the notation in which they are recorded.

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Collections of music for fiddle.

Identifier: MSS.21714-21732
Dates: [Circa 1705-before 1977], undated.

Last seventeen pages and the index from what was once a large collection of Scottish dance tunes for fiddle., [Circa 1820.]

Identifier: MS.21705
Scope and Contents

The music includes two duets (folios 4 verso-5, 6 verso-7), and on folio 5 a scale, for the oboe.

Dates: [Circa 1820.]

Leaves containing fiddle music, a fragment of a much larger work, bound inside a pair of hard covers for Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, who has inscribed the inner front cover and written 'Vol: 2nd' on the flyleaf.

Identifier: MS.21841
Scope and Contents

The leaves, watermarked 1801, are paginated between 209 and 255 (with omissions, and somewhat out of order).

Many leaves are soiled or torn, and a loose leaf, apparently from another source, containing minuets (folio 24), has been tipped in at the back.

Dates: [1801, or after.]

Music book 2 containing fiddle music written by William McKinley., [?1830-?1840.]

Identifier: MS.22138
Scope and Contents

The music book is lacking single leaves after folios 29 and 47, which have been replaced.

A piece of paper dated 1837 is pasted inside the front cover.

Dates: [?1830-?1840.]

Music book containing pipe and fiddle music., Mid 19th century.

Identifier: MS.22121
Scope and Contents

The volume, which lacks both covers, is written in an unidentified hand. A number of the pieces have been marked 'not correct' and crossed out.

Dates: Mid 19th century.

Music book of Alexander Smith., 1792-1795.

Identifier: MS.21703
Scope and Contents

Alexander Smith, known as 'Dancie Smith', was a fiddler from Byth in Aberdeenshire. His collection includes many of the well-known tunes of his day, but an unusually large proportion appears to be of his own composition.

Dates: 1792-1795.

Music book of George Bowie, consisting of 50 fiddle tunes, some with bass (reversed)., [Circa 1705.]

Identifier: MS.21714
Scope and Contents The tunes are chiefly Scottish, but include (folio 21) the song 'Though you make no return to my passion', by Henry Purcell, from the incidental music, 1693, to the play "The maid's last prayer" by Thomas Southerne.Seven of the tunes, 'Wappat the widow' (folios 1 verso and 10 verso), 'Love is the cause of my mourning' (folio 6 verso), 'Allan Water' (folio 9 verso), "Hallowe'en" (folio 17), "The Laird of Cockpen's Scotch measure" (folio 17 verso), 'Old lang syne' (folio 31 verso),...
Dates: [Circa 1705.]

Music book of James Knox, possibly the James Knox of Nethershields who was factor to the Stuarts of Castlemilk and Torrance., [Circa 1750-circa 1764.]

Identifier: MS.21717
Scope and Contents The collection of music for fiddle or fiddle (occasionally flute) duet contains material by the international composers of the day, music by Scottish composers such as McGibbon and Oswald, a wide range of traditional music, and a number of tunes, e.g. ‘The feud’ (folio 29 verso), ‘Giga allegro of Browncastle’ (folio 32 verso) and an unnamed tune (folio 39), by James Knox himself.Every second opening between folios 1 and 10, and some others, contain extracts on musical theory,...
Dates: [Circa 1750-circa 1764.]