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Page 1 of 5, Aberdeen Musical Society, Inventory
JSS0656
Page 1 of 5, Aberdeen Musical Society, Inventory The Aberdeen Musical Society was formed in January 1747/8 to 'meet for their musical entertainment once a week'. The founders were 'the Revd. Professor Pollock and Mr Peter Black; Dr John Gregory and Messrs. James Black, Andrew Tait, Francis Peacock & David Young. The society originally met for private music-making. By 1752 (here, and JSS0657) the Society had purchased music by Handel, Corelli, Gluck, and Geminiani. They also invested in candle-snuffers, 'Iron Sconces', '2 Lantrons', and 'a Plate for Tickets'.
Page 2 of 5, Aberdeen Musical Society, Inventory
JSS0657
Page 2 of 5, Aberdeen Musical Society, Inventory The Aberdeen Musical Society was formed in 1747/8 to 'meet for their musical entertainment once a week'. The founders were 'the Revd. Professor Pollock and Mr Peter Black; Dr John Gregory and Messrs. James Black, Andrew Tait, Francis Peacock & David Young'. The society originally met for private music-making. By 1752 they had also purchased (continued from JSS0656) music by Barsanti, Jomelli, and Rameau, and 'a bassoon'.
Page 3 of 5, Aberdeen Musical Society, Inventory
JSS0658
Page 3 of 5, Aberdeen Musical Society, Inventory The Aberdeen Musical Society was formed in 1747/8 to 'meet for their musical entertainment once a week'. The founders were 'the Revd. Professor Pollock and Mr Peter Black; Dr John Gregory and Messrs. James Black, Andrew Tait, Francis Peacock & David Young'. The society originally met for private music-making. The inventory (July 28 1752) includes prices of some of the instruments and music belonging to the Society. 'A flute D'Amore' [a flageolet, recorder, or low flute], 'A Beaurroe [Bureau] organ' [a small moveable organ], and 'Handels 12 Grand Concertos'. 'Felton's Organ Concertos', were no doubt to be performed on the new 'Beaurroe Organ'.
Page 4 of 5, Aberdeen Musical Society, Inventory
JSS0659
Page 4 of 5, Aberdeen Musical Society, Inventory The Aberdeen Musical Society was formed in 1747/8 to 'meet for their musical entertainment once a week'. The founders were 'the Revd. Professor Pollock and Mr Peter Black; Dr John Gregory and Messrs. James Black, Andrew Tait, Francis Peacock & David Young'. The society originally met for private music-making. This inventory of '18th Day of Novm. 1755' lists some of the instruments and music belonging to the Society. 'A fidle', 'a Tenor fidle' [viola], and 'Signor Bozzi's [Bocchi's] Sonatas for Two Violins and a Bass'.
Page 5 of 5, Aberdeen Musical Society, Inventory
JSS0660
Page 5 of 5, Aberdeen Musical Society, Inventory The Aberdeen Musical Society was formed in 1747/8 to 'meet for their musical entertainment once a week'. The founders were 'the Revd. Professor Pollock and Mr Peter Black; Dr John Gregory and Messrs. James Black, Andrew Tait, Francis Peacock & David Young'. The society originally met for private music-making. This inventory of '18th Day of Novm. 1755' lists some of the instruments and music belonging to the Society: 'An hautboy' [oboe], 'A Harpsicord', 'Pasqualli's Through Bass', and 'Brebner's Scots Tunes'.
Letter re the instruments belonging to the Aberdeen Musical Society
JSS0661
Letter re the instruments belonging to the Aberdeen Musical Society The Aberdeen Musical Society was formed in 1747/8 to 'meet for their musical entertainment once a week'. It continued for almost 60 years. This 1806 letter concerns the instruments and music (see JSS0652, and fol.), which were 'lodged in the Library Room of Marischal college' until 'the Society... shall be re-established'.
Subscription list, Aberdeen Musical Society
JSS0662
Subscription list, Aberdeen Musical Society The Aberdeen Musical Society was formed in 1747/8 to 'meet for their musical entertainment once a week'. After ceasing in 1806, it restarted later, although never regained its previous strength. This list of subscribers is from 1820-21.

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