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the Gaelic and Lowland Scotch, and the dialectical divisions of the Lowland tongue, and a linguistical map of Scotland. By James A. H. Murray ... London: Asher & Co., 1873.' 8vo; pp. 24S.
The English and Scottish Ballads. Edited by Francis James Child. 4to. In ten parts, or five volumes. 1882-98. The most comprehensive work of its kind.
This list includes all the known original collections of Scottish Song with Music, published in Scotland during the eighteenth century. The first printed music book was ' The whole Psalmes of David in English meter' at Edinburgh, by Robert Lekprevik, 1564, included in Knox's Liturgy.
' Cantus, Songs and Fancies. To thre, foure, or five' Partes, both apt for voices and viols. With, a briefe Introduction to Musick, as is taught in the Musick-schole of Aberdene by T. D., Mr of Musick. Aberdene: Printed by John Forbes, and are to be sold at his shop, mdclxii.' Sm. ob.
The second and third editions, varied and enlarged, appeared in 1666 and 1682 respectively. The collection is chiefly English scholastic part-music.
'A choice Collection of 180 Loyal Songs, all of them written since the two late Plots, viz. the horrid Salamanca Plot in 1678 and the Fanatical Con­spiracy in 1683. Intermixt with some new Love Songs. With a table to find every song. To which is added the musical notes to each song. The third edition with many additions. London : Printed by N. T. . . . Old Spring-Garden . .. 1685.' 16mo. pp. 372.
' "Wit and Mirth; £r, Pills to purge melancholy. Being a collection of the best merry ballads and songs', old and new. Fitted to all Humours, having each their proper tune for either voice, or instrument: Most of the songs being new set. London : . . . Printed by.W. Pearson for I. Tonson, &c, 1719-1720.' 12 mo. 6 vols.
This is known as Durfey's Pills. The first edition was published in 1699, and the third in 1707. That described above is the fourth edition, the most complete, and contains some genuine Scottish airs, with numerous parodies of Scottish songs and Anglo-Scottish airs.
' Orpheus Caledonius : or, a collection of the best Scotch songs set to musick by W. Thomson.' London : engraved and printed for the author . . . n. d.' [1725]. Folio. Contains fifty songs. This is the earliest collection proper of Scottish songs.
' The Musical Miscellany: being a collection of choice songs, . . . &c. London : John Watts,' 1729-31.' Sm. 8vo. 6 vols. The title-pages of vols. I'll. to vi. are slightly different from above. Contains reprints of some songs in the Orpheus Caledonius, and other Scottish Songs.
A Collection of Original Scotch Songs, with a thorough Bass to each song, for the Harpsichord. London: Printed for and sold by J. Walsh, &c, n. d. [1731]. Folio. Another collection in 1734 also undated.
' Orpheus Caledonius ; or, a collection of Scots songs. Set to musick by W. Thomson. London: Printed for the author . . . 1733.' 8vo. 2 vols. The first volume is a near reprint of that of 1725, the second volume contains an additional fifty songs.