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Quadrilles. Musical compositions.

Subject Source: Other Source
Scope Note: Pieces of music for a quadrille (a square dance performed typically by four couples and containing five figures, each of which is a complete dance in itself). Source: 'Concise Oxford English dictionary', 11th edition (Oxford, 2004).

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Music book compiled by J Crichton Donaldson.

Identifier: MS.22170
Scope and Contents The signature of J Crichton Donaldson has been written on the pastedowns inside both front and back covers and at folio 55.The music book was begun in 1853 and continued until at least 20 September 1855 and contains a large number of tunes, numbered to 1080 (folio 97 verso), followed by more, unnumbered, tunes. They consist chiefly of dances, together with several military marches, some songs, sets of variations and a few original solos requiring a more developed technique and...
Dates: 1853-[1855, or after].

Papers of John Murdoch Henderson.

Identifier: MSS.21669-21713
Scope and Contents The papers consist of the transcriptions, arrangements, and research notes compiled by John Murdoch Henderson between the mid 1920s and his death in 1972. Henderson's particular interest was in music for the Scottish fiddle, and in addition to extensive work on the older sources of such music, he was an authority on the compositions of his contemporaries, who seem frequently to have sought his advice. In addition to his own material, the collection contains many autograph compositions of...
Dates: 17th century-1972.