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Page 1 of 5, Aberdeen Musical Society, Inventory
ID JSS0656
Title Page 1 of 5, Aberdeen Musical Society, Inventory
Document Reference LO 780.6 AB3
Format 198 x 315 mm
Medium Handwritten Manuscript
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, Aberdeen Musical Society
Item Description 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'.
Creator Aberdeen Musical Society
Creator Manuscript Aberdeen Musical Society
Time Period 1740s
Associated Dates: Creation 1747/8
Associated Dates: Manuscript 1747/8
Relationships JSS0657, JSS0658, JSS0659, JSS0660
Location Aberdeen Central Library
Collection Name Aberdeen Musical Society
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