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Bushaboon Traquair
ID JSS0562
Title Bushaboon Traquair
Document Reference Hend inst Pea f
Format 243 x 328 mm
Medium Printed page
Item Type Printed Collection
Subject Scottish Music, Scottish Song, Francis Peacock
Item Description A setting of a traditional Scottish song from Francis Peacock's 'Fifty Favourite Scotch Airs for a Violin, German Flute and Violoncello, with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord'. Peacock was Aberdeen's official dancing-master for over sixty years. A cellist and violinist, he helped found the Aberdeen Musical Society. The cello part probably shows what he himself could play. The numbers over the notes in the bass part represent the 'figured bass', and tell the keyboard player (if there is one) which chords to use for the harmonies. Skinner used this melody for Figure 4 of his Ettrick Vale Quadrilles (JSS0670).
Creator Unknown
Editor Francis Peacock
Arranger Francis Peacock
Publisher Francis Peacock, Aberdeen
Time Period 18th century
Associated Dates: Publication 1762
Relationships JSS0559, JSS0560, JSS0561, JSS0563, JSS0670
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Fifty Favourite Scotch Airs for a Violin, German Flute and Violoncello, with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord
Copyright http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/historic/documents/copyright

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