Colin Campbell's Instrumental Book Vol. 1

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NLS ms 3714. Colin Campbell’s Instrumental Book 1797. The first volum continuing 83 tunes. Inscribed John Campbell’s Book in the year of our Lord 1815. Deposited by Miss Phillis Bartholomew, 1950.

This volume contains many revisions showing how Colin Campbell’s notation developed. The second volume (Colin Campbell's Instrumental Book Vol. 2), which has fewer corrections and an 1814 watermark, appears to be a fair copy made in about 1815. Two other documents shed light on the evolution of Campbell’s notation: a presentation copy of one tune discovered by Keith Sanger (C0) and four tunes copied by Angus MacKay from a manuscript now lost (CK).

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