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Early seventeenth-century manuscript of Italian and French lute music in French tablature

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-766
Identifier: Coll-2073
Scope and Contents Formerly part of the Dolmetsch Collection, this manuscript contains some 320 pieces of Italian and French lute music in French tablature, 89 of which are unique to this source. The compositions, by 26 identified composers, date from the transitional period between the stylistic epochs of the Renaissance and Baroque. One composer of particular interest is the lutenist Michelagnolo (or Michelangelo) Galilei (1575-1631), son of the theorist and lutenist Vincenzo Galilei and brother of Galileo...
Dates: c 1620

George Baillie Collection of Music Manuscripts

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1061
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1700-1830; 20th century

Kenneth Leighton Archive

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1144
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1946-1988

Letters from Kenneth Leighton to Neil Mackie

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-760
Identifier: Coll-2078
Content Description This fonds contains three letters (two originals, one copy) sent from Kenneth Leighton to Scottish tenor Neil Mackie in 1986 and 1987, relating to Leighton's composition "Earth, Sweet Earth" performed the first time by Neil Mackie in 1987. Letter dated 25 June 1986, in which Leighton informs Mackie that ""Earth Sweet Earth" is now finished" and that "[he is] sending [him] a copy of the text". He goes on...
Dates: 1986-1987

Letters of Henry Holiday to Helen Patuffa Hood

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Identifier: Coll-1558
Scope and Contents All three letters are on the letterhead of 'Wansfell', 18 Chesterfield Gardens, Hampstead NW 3, and dated 17 January 1921, 8 February 1921, and 17 February 1922. Each open with the salutation, 'My dear Patuffa'. The letter of 17 January 1921 begins, 'I have just found, to my much delight, Mrs Kennedy Fraser's invitation to your wedding, wh. reached me at Betty-Fold, our house at the Lakes'. Holiday had hoped to attend, 'but when I unpacked the invitation had disappeared'. He...
Dates: 1921-1922

Manuscript copy of 'The Psalms of David in metre for four voices' by Richard Allison

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Identifier: MS ALL
Scope and Contents

Copy of 'The Psalms of David in metre for four voices. With ten short Tunes in the end, To which for the most part all the Psalms may be usually sung, for the use of such as are of mean skill, and whose leisure least serveth to practize. By Richard Allison Gent. Practitioner in the Art of Musick. Transcribed from a Book. Printed at London. By William Barley, the Assign of Thomas Morley. 1599' Footnote states transcription is by Thomas Barron.

Dates: 1599; c. 1750

Manuscript entitled "Recueil de Chansons Choisies en Vaudeville"

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1605
Identifier: Coll-2117
Content Description Manuscript volume entitled "Recueil de Chansons Choisies en Vaudeville Pour servir a l'histoire Anecdote depuis [blank] jusqu'a present" ("Collection of Selected Vaudeville Songs, to Serve History Anecdote [sic] from [blank] until today") containing 101 French vaudeville songs with 58 scores, dated and annotated with notes explaining the figures and events referred to in the songs. At the end, there is also an index of people named in the songs, "Tables despersonnnes denommées et Matiere...
Dates: 1690-1700

Manuscript music book containing a collection of Highland bagpipe music [...] Alexander Wallace

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1428
Scope and Contents The item is a bound manuscript book, with cloth-covered boards. The volume contains the former front cover with the bookseller's details: The Cowdenbeath Manuscript Music Book, Williamson, Music seller, Cowdenbeath. The cloth board, inside front cover, has a handwritten title-page: 'A collection of / highland bagpipe music, / containing strathspeys / marches quicksteps / laments hornpipes / highland schottisches, jigs / reels polkas waltzes and country dances / Arranged and Written by /...
Dates: 1880-1910

Manuscript music book containing music for 43 Scottish, German and French dances

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1425
Scope and Contents

The first leaf of the oblong 8vo item of [60]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.

Dates: 1850-1857

Manuscript music book containing music for 182 Strathspeys and Reels

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Identifier: Coll-1426
Scope and Contents This volume containing the music for 182 strathspeys and reels also includes the identities of the composers. Oblong 8vo, 106 pp, paper watermarked 1830. There is a partial index. It contains signatures of William Sutherland and John Roy Stuart to the rear and others have been erased from the front. Tunes include: Lady Montgomerie, composed by the Earl of Eglinton Shela O Neal composed...
Dates: 1830

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Hood, Helen Patuffa, 1889-1967 (harpist) 3
Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988 (Professor of Music, University of Edinburgh) 3
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Blades, James, 1901-1999 (English percussionist) 1
Boughton, Alice, 1866-1943 (Photographer) 1
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Brown, George Mackay, 1921-1996 (writer and poet) 1
Collinson, Francis Montgomery, 1895-1985 1
Cowan, Kate M., fl. 1888 1
Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848 (composer) 1
Dowland, John, c 1563-1626 (English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer.) 1
Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust (ECAT) 1
Education Authority for Edinburgh 1
Firth, George, 1901-1983 (scientist, professional singer, teacher, choral and orchestral conductor, lecturer, administrator and author) 1
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Fraser, Angus, c 1800-1870 (Musician, Colour Sergeant) 1
Fraser, Simon, 1773-1852 (father of Angus Fraser) 1
Galilei, Michelagnolo, 1575-1631 (Italian composer and lutenist) 1
Grierson, Mary Gardner (pianist and conductor) 1
Holiday, Henry, 1839-1927 (pre-Raphaelite painter) 1
Joachim, Joseph, 1831-1907 (violinist) 1
Kendall, Sheena Lilian Grant, 1883-1974 (composer) 1
MacMillan, Sir James Loy, b 1959 (Knight Bachelor | Scottish classical composer and conductor) 1
Mackie, Neil, b 1946 (Scottish tenor) 1
Macleod, Kenneth, 1871-1955 (Church of Scotland minister and folklorist) 1
Magdić, Josip, 1937-2020 (Composer and conductor; Professor at the Music Academy of the University of Sarajevo) 1
Morison, Agnes, fl. 1829 1
Morrison, James, fl. 1875-1893 (bagpiper) 1
Nelson, Peter, fl 1979-2022 (Professor Emeritus, Music and Technology, Edinburgh College of Art) 1
Newman, Sidney Thomas Mayow, 1906-1971 (Reid Professor of Music, University of Edinburgh) 1
Niecks, Professor, Friedrich, 1845-1924 (Professor of Music) 1
Oakeley, Herbert Stanley, Sir, 1830-1903 (Professor of Music, University of Edinburgh) 1
Ramsay, Allan, 1686-1758 (Scottish poet and bookseller) 1
Robinson, John, 1727-1802 (Westmorland MP) 1
Sanders, Dora Susan Chalmers, fl. 1924-1928 (student; wife of James Russell Turner) 1
Scottish Electroacoustic Music Association (SEMAS) (1988-c 1996) 1
Scottish Musical Society (1879-1900) 1
Sheppard, Hazel Rosemary, fl 1986-2013 (Company Secretary of the Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust) 1
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Tovey, Sir Donald Francis, 1875-1940 (Reid Professor of Music, University of Edinburgh) 1
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Waddell, Ruth, 1891-1980 (violoncello teacher and performer) 1
Wallace, Alexander, fl. 1880-1910 (bagpiper) 1
Weisse, Sophie, 1852-1945 (Scottish music teacher) 1
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