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Songs. Musical compositions.

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Musical compositions, typically relatively short, consisting of words, melody and, often but not necessarily, other elements of musical arrangement. The words, which may be sung with or without instrumental accompaniment, may be specific to the music, lyrics, or the music may be composed to accompany existing words, such as those of a poem.

Found in 411 Collections and/or Records:

Agnes Hume`s music book.

Identifier: Adv.MS.5.2.17
Scope and Contents The music book contans 15 pieces possibly for guitar, four common psalm tunes, and eight songs, with the later addition of some Scots tunes for violin. The guitar tunes (folios 1-4 verso) are written on a six line stave. The songs (folios 14 verso-17 verso, 8-9 - the correct arrangement) include:‘There is a lady sweet and kind’ by Thomas Ford (folio 15 verso);‘Gather your Rosebuds’, a setting of Robert Herrick`s poem (folio 16);`I...
Dates: Circa 1704.

Airs of songs and ballads collected, chiefly in Buchan, with a few from Angus and elsewhere, by George Riddell, Rosehearty (died 1942).

Identifier: MSS.3041-3043
Scope and Contents

Accounts of George Riddel's life will be found in MS.3042, inside the front cover.

Dates: Late 19th century-early 20th century.

Album of ‘Jacobite relics’, containing printed and manuscript material and portraits, formerly owned, perhaps started, by James Maidment, and containing additions made by a later owner.

Identifier: MS.2960
Scope and Contents The printed matter is recorded in the Catalogue of Printed Books. In addition to some forgeries, the manuscript material is as follows:(i) Letter, undated, of John Stevenson, James Maidment's publisher, probably to Maidment (folio 2);(ii) A version, in a hand of about Maidment's time, of part of the poem on Lord justice Clerk Whitelaw, 'Old Nick was in want of a lawyer in hell,' printed by Maidment in ‘A book of Scotish pasquils’ (Edinburgh, 1827), page 73 (folio 2...
Dates: 1696-1891, undated.

Annotated copy of J L Campbell and Francis Collinson, "Hebridean Folksongs" (1969).

Identifier: Acc.9003
Scope and Contents

With five letters, 1979, of Campbell to Collinson.

Dates: 1969-1979.

Autograph manuscript of `The fair Unfortunate; or, the Tragedy of Jane Douglas, the Lady Glamis’, an unpublished drama in blank verse by Alexander Campbell, the editor Of ‘Albyn’s Anthology’.

Identifier: Adv.MS.19.3.22
Scope and Contents

The manuscript is undated, but another hand has added the date 27 November, 1819 (folio 89 verso).

Two sheets of musical accompaniment to songs in the text have been inserted (folios 41, 51).

Tipped in at the front of the volume is a letter, 1821, from the proprietors of Covent Garden Theatre, rejecting the play.

Dates: 1819.

Autograph score of William Wallace, "Songs by Heine".

Identifier: Acc.13997
Content Description

Presentation autograph score of William Wallace's arrangements for voice and piano of six poems by Heinrich Heine. Dated 1888, and inscribed to "Mrs Young". Contains arrangements of the following: 1. Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen; 2. Wenn zwei von einander scheiden; 3. Ich hab im Traume geweinet; 4. Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen; 5. Vergiftet sind meine Lieder; 6. Mädchen mit dem rothen Mündchen.

Dates: 1888

Autograph vocal scores of works by Hamish MacCunn.

Identifier: MSS.21979-21980
Dates: [Before 1890, before 1891.]

Ballads and songs, ancient and modern., [1787]-1831, undated.

Identifier: MS.893
Scope and Contents

This material does not appear to have been used by F J Child. Besides British ballads, it includes a note on Spanish ballads by George Tickner of Boston (folio 7), a letter of William Laidlaw (folio 15), a letter of Robert Jamieson, with translations of Danish ballads (folio 23), historical ballads and songs (folios 50-82), two versions of ‘Galatian’, and correspondence of Sir John Sinclair regarding the Gaelic song ‘Malli bheag Og’, 1819-1820 (folio 93).

Dates: [1787]-1831, undated.