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EARLY MUSIC

Part 2: Music Manuscripts, 1500-1793, from the National Library of Scotland

Contents of Reels

REEL 1
Adv. Ms. 5.1.15 The Scone Choir Book, first half of 16th century
Adv. Ms. 5.2.11 Music Notebook, c1700
Adv. Ms. 5.2.14 Leyden Song book, c1639
Adv. Ms. 5.2.15 Skene Ms, c1615-1635

REEL 2
Adv. Ms. 5.2.16 Notebook on music theory, c1754
Adv. Ms. 5.2.17 Agnes Hume’s Music Book, c1704
Adv. Ms. 5.2.18 Lute Book of Robert Gordon of Straloch (1839 copy of original of 1627-29, now lost)
Adv. Ms. 5.2.19 The Leyden Lyra-Viol Book (19th century copy of original of 1690)
Adv. Ms. 5.2.20 Music for flute, early 18th century

REEL 3
Adv. Ms. 5.2.21 Music Book of George Skene, c1715
Adv. Ms. 5.2.22 Music for flute, late 18th century
Adv. Ms. 5.2.23 Music for keyboard, 1739
Adv. Ms. 5.2.24 Music for violin and spinet, mid 18th century
Adv. Ms. 5.2.25 Music for violin and spinet, late 18th century
Adv. Ms. 23.1.20 Music Book of M Carter, c1719-1750
Adv. Ms. 81.9.12 Music Book, late 17th century - early 18th century

REEL 4
MS. 349 The Straloch Lute Book, 1627-1629
MS. 633 Songs, Airs, etc, c1759
MS. 654 Choice Psalms for 3 voices by Henry & William Lawes (18th century transcript of original of 1648)
MS. 808 Violin Music, 1768
MS. 1667 The Cuming Music Ms, 1723 (the first known collection of Scottish music for the violin)
MS. 1679 The McArthur Ms of Pipe Music, 18th century

REEL 5
MS. 1905 Antiphoner, late 16th century
MS. 1906 Antiphoner, late 16th century
MS. 1907 Gradual, late 16th century
MS. 2084 A Collection of Scottish Airs, 1740
MS. 2085 A Collection of Scottish Airs, 1740

REEL 6
MS. 2086 Scottish Airs, 18th century
MS. 2833 Book of English and Scottish tunes, 1702
MS. 2834 Book of English and Scottish tunes, 1702 - notes
MS. 2906 Music Album, 1793
MS. 3296 Margaret Sinkler’s Music Book, 1710
MS. 3297 Margaret Sinkler’s Music Book, 1710 - notes

REEL 7
MS. 3298 The Gairdyn Ms, c1710-1735
MS. 3581 (ii) only (f3) - ‘Ann Briges’ - late 17th century - early 18th century
MS. 3709 Hymns, with tunes, late 18th century

REEL 8
MS. 5448 Lady Anne Ker’s Song Book, c1630
MS. 5449 Book of dance tunes, c1765
MS. 5777 66 pieces for violin, mainly dances, c1680
MS. 5778 Lessens for ye Violin, c1680
MS. 5779 Music miscellany, c1720
MS. 5779A-C 18th century French songs with music
MS. 5780 18th century singing exercises
MS. 5781 Music Book, c1814
MS. 6301 Handel songs and choruses arranged for keyboard, 18th century

REEL 9
The Panmure Music Books
Comprising 30 volumes: 12 from before 1675 containing Scottish and English music, and French lute music; 11 volumes of French music brought to Scotland by James and Harie Maule between 1678 and 1683; 6 volumes of opera scores and parts acquired by James Maule when in exile in Italy after the 1715 rising; and a collection of Scottish dances.
MS. 9447-9450 Scottish and English music, and French lute music, before 1675

REEL 10
The Panmure Music Books
MS. 9451-9458 Scottish and English music, and French lute music, before 1675

REEL 11
The Panmure Music Books
MS. 9459-9460 French music brought to Scotland 1678 -1683

REEL 12
The Panmure Music Books
MS. 9461-9463 French music brought to Scotland 1678 -1683

REEL 13
The Panmure Music Books
MS. 9464-9469 French music brought to Scotland 1678 - 1683

REEL 14
The Panmure Music Books
MS. 9470-9475 Opera scores and parts acquired in Italy after the 1715 rising
MS. 9476 Scottish music (dances)
MS. 9477 Alexander Macalman’s Music Book, c1643

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