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This collection contains music manuscripts dating mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries, which belonged to George Baillie. It mostly consists of arias and cantatas by composers such as Giovanni Bononcini, Alessandro Scarlatti, Giovanni Pergolese, George Handel, and many more. Most of the manuscripts are in Italian.
A few later manuscripts from the 20th century have obviously been subsequently added to the collection, although there is no information on their provenance.
This archive consists mainly of Leighton's original music scores and sketches, as well as four large boxes of reel-to-reel tapes and vinyles. See the box list for an inventory of every piece.
The first leaf of the oblong 8vo item of pp. is headed 'Scottish Quadrilles'. It includes German and French examples as well as a couple of waltzes and a mazurka. Many of the tunes are initialled and are dated from October 1850 to April 1857, some with the location Wemyss. The volume was produced by M'Dowall, Greig and Wahler, lithographic and letterpress printers, Edinburgh. It has a coloured scrollwork cover.
This volume containing the music for 74 Scottish airs, includes:
- Cauld Kail in Aberdeen
- The bush aboon Traquair
- Oh! Open the door Lord Gregory
- Auld Robin Gray
Oblong 8vo, 24pp. Paper watermarked 1804. Signature of James Aikman, Perth.