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��To those who are desirous of studying the history of Scotish music, the following works, selected out of a list of nearly 150, may be recommended :

MS. Collections containing Scotish Melodies.

1. SKENE MS. 1635 (?>. Belongs to the Library of the

Faculty of Advocates.

2. STKALOCH MS. Kobert Gordon of Straloch's MS.

Lute-book, dated 162729. The oldest knowii MS. containing Scotish airs. The original MS. is a small oblong Svo, at one time in the library of Charles Burney, Mus. Doo.

8. LEYDEN MS. 1692 (?). Belonged to the celebrated Doctor John Leyden. It is written in Tablature for the Lyra-viol.

Printed Collections.

1. PLAYFOKD'S DANCING MASTER. 1651-1701. la in-

teresting, as perhaps the earliest printed work that exhibits several genuine Scotish airs.

2. D'TJRFEY'S COLLECTION. Reprint, 1719. Sir John

Hawkins, in his History of Music, vol. iv. p. 6, says, ' There are many fine Scots airs in the Collection of Songs by the well-known Torn D'Urfey, intitled Pills to purge Melancholy, published in the year 1720.


is the earliest Collection of Scotish tunes which contains words with the music.

4. TEA-TABLE MISCELLANY. 1724. ' Musick for Allan

Ramsay's Collection of Scots Songs, set by Alex- ander Stuart.'

6. ADAM CRAIG'S COLLECTION. 1730. A Collection of the choicest Scots Tunes.


are three of these Collections. He published also a larger work under the name of ' The Caledonian Pocket Companion,' in twelve parts.

7. BREMNER'S COLLECTIONS. 1749-17C4. Bremner took

great pains to secure the best version of the airs he published, in most cases they are used to this day.

8. NEIL STUART'S COLLECTIONS. Books 1, 2, 3. Thirty

Scots Songs adapted for a Voice and Harpsichord. The words of Allan Ramsay.

9. FRANCIS PEACOCK'S AIRS. About 1776. A good se-

lection, and good versions.

10. CUMMING'S COLLECTION. 1770. A curious Collection

of Strathspey or Old Highland Reels. By Angus Gumming, at Grantown, in Strathspey.

11. NEIL Gow's REELS. A Collection of Strathspey

Reels, with a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsi- chord. By Neil Gow, at Dunkeld.


Edition, 1838, with notes. Six vols. Svo.

13. NAPIER'S COLLECTIONS. 1790. A Selection of the

most favourite Scots Songs, etc. By William Napier. 3 vols. Second and third harmonized by Haydn.

21. DAUNEY'S SKENE MS. 1838. This MS. is written

in Tablature for the Mandola, and was translated into modern musical notation by Mr. G. Farquhar Graham, and published with a dissertation by "William Dauney, advocate, Edinburgh.

22. THE DANCE Music OF SCOTLAND. 1841. A Collec-

tion of all the best Reels and Strathspeys, both of the Highlands and Lowlands, arranged for the Pianoforte. By J. T. Surenne. In one volume, folio. Wood and Co., Edinburgh.

23. WILSON'S SONGS OB- SCOTLAND. Eight Books, folio.


24. WOOD'S SONGS OF SCOTLAND. 1848-1849. Edited by

G. F. Graham. Three vols, royal Svo. Edinburgh.

25. GRAIN NA'H ALBAIN. 1848. A Collection of Gaelic

Songa with English and Gaelic Words. ByFinlay Dun.

26. LAYS FROM STRATHEARN. 1850, By Caroline,

Baroness Nairne.

27. RiTSON. 1869. A fac-simile Reprint. Edited by J. A.

Published by Hopkins, Glasgow.

28. MACFARREN. 1874. Select Scotish Songs, by G. A.

Macfarren. Glasgow.

29. PATTISON. Popular Songs of the Highlands. Gaelic

Songs with English and Gaelic Words. 1st vol.

(Twelve Songs\ 1879 ; 2nd vol. (Twelve Songs) 1881.

Swan and Co., London and Glasgow. NOTE. From 1850 to 1874 many collections of Scotish Songs were published, all displaying considerable merit ; but as none of them possess any distinctive feature a list



SCOTSON CLARK, the Eev., was born in London of Irish parents Nov. 16, 1840. He received his earliest musical instruction from his mother, a pupil of Chopin and Mrs. Anderson. His musical tastes became so strongly developed that he was soon sent to Paris to study the piano and harmony, and at the age of fourteen was appointed organist of the Regent Square church. He next studied under Mr. E. J. Hopkins, and subsequently entered the Royal Academy of Music, where his masters were Sterndale Bennett, Goss, Engel, Pinsuti, and Pettit. In 1858 he published a Method for the Harmonium, and for a few years was organist at different churches in London. In 1 865 he founded a ' College of Music ' for students of church music and the organ. Soon after this, he became organist of Exeter College, Oxford. He graduated Mus. Bac. in 1867, and was appointed Head Master of St. Michael's Grammar School, Brighton. Six months later Mr. Scotson Clark was ordained deacon, and afterwards priest. He next went to Leipzig, where he studied under Reinecke, Richter, etc. When in charge of the English church at Stuttgart he pursued his musical studies under Lebert, Kriiger, and Pruckner. In 1873 he returned to London, and in 1875 resumed his connection with the London Organ School, the average yearly number of pupils of which is 300. In 1878 he represented English organ-playing at the Paris Exhibition. Mr. Scotson Clark, besides being a remarkable executant on the organ, has great facility in composition. His works, which already amount to over five hundred, consist principally of small organ and pianoforte pieces, many of which have attained great popularity. [W.B.S.]

SCOTT, JOHN, nephew of John Sale, jun., was born about 1776. He was a chorister of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and Eton College; afterwards studied the organ under William Sexton, organist of St. George's, Windsor, and became deputy for Dr. Arnold at Westminster Abbey. He was also chorus master and pianist at Sadler's Wells. On the erection of the first organ in Spanish Town, Jamaica, he went out as organist, and died there in 1815. He was com- poser of the well-known anthem, 'Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem,' as well as of the comic song, ' Abraham Newland.'

You may Abraham sham, but you mustn't sham Abraham Newland.' 1 r^y XT TT n

SCOTTISH MUSICAL SOCIETY, THE. In 1 88 1 meetings were held in Glasgow and Edinburgh to consider the subject of musical edu- cation in Scotland, with the view of establishing a society under the above name, the necessary funds to be supplied by the issue of 20,000 shares of i each, and the Society to be incorporated with limited liability as an association not for profit. Committees were appointed at Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, and Aberdeen ; the Duke of Buccleuch was elected President, Sir Herbert Oakeley, Vice -President ex-offitio, and an influen-

i Abraham Newland was the Chief Cashier of the Bank of England, and his name was inserted in its notes as the payee.

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