Musica Scotica Vol VII: Original Highland Airs Collected at Raasay in 1812 by Elizabeth Jane Ross
edited by?Peter Cooke, Morag MacLeod and Colm ? Baoill
The Musica Scotica Trust, 2016
ISBN 0 954 8865?7 7
Musica Scotica is a series of scholarly editions of Early Scottish Music, published under the general editorship of Dr Gordon Munro. Volume VII contains a repertory of Gaelic melodies – 96 song airs and 54 instrumental pieces – notated for keyboard in 1812 by Elizabeth Ross, the niece of the laird of Raasay, James MacLeod. ?The editors have provided detailed commentaries on all of the pieces as well as texts and translations for the songs. These distinctive settings comprise a unique and rich view of the musical tastes of MacLeod’s highland home and his island community.
This item is currently out of print, but will be reprinted shortly (10 October 2017).
Introduction (The manuscript; The author; Survey of the contents) 11
Concordant Sources 17
Editorial Method 25
Commentary on the airs 29
Airs, Texts and Translations 82
Alphabetical index of airs 189
A facsimile of the complete manuscript is available for study on the website of the School of Scottish Studies, Edinburgh University at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/files/imports/fileManager/ERossfacsimilesm.pdf