Nineteenth-century Dundonian Flute Manuscripts found at the Royal Scottish Academy of music and Drama

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Describes three mid-nineteenth century flute manuscripts found at the Library of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). The manuscripts originally belonged to James Simpson, father of Alexander Simpson, early partner of the Methven Simpson firm in Dundee. The context, contents and history are examined, and a complete listing of the contents provides background to many of the tunes.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-141
Number of pages142
JournalRoyal Musical Association Research Chronicle
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 1 Jan 2005

Author keywords

  • Traditional music, Flute music, Dundee, Music manuscripts