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Rudiments of Music, John Niven Collection
ID JSS0567
Title Rudiments of Music, John Niven Collection
Document Reference MS2232
Format 234 x 188 mm
Medium Handwritten Manuscript
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, John Niven, Rudiments of Music
Item Description Collection of music 'July 11 1761' transcribed by John Niven. Niven, a wealthy Jacobite sympathiser, lived in what is now known as Provost Skene's House, one of the oldest houses in Aberdeen. Niven's 70 pages of music include 227 tunes, some published by Robert Bremner, and James Oswald. This page shows scales and notes for learning to read music, and is similar to Catharine Moir's (JSS0547). The handwritten section discussed bowing, so Niven was presumably a fiddler.
Creator John Niven
Creator Manuscript John Niven
Time Period 1750s-1760s
Associated Dates: Manuscript 1761
Relationships JSS0564, JSS0565, JSS0566, JSS0568
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Collection of Music Transcribed by John Niven


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