Reviews--Editions

"The Ballad Repertoire of Anna Gordon, Mrs. Brown of Falkland," edited by Sigrid Rieuwerts

Ruth Perry
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Where Scott had notated the tunes to his aunt's ballads, Bronson included these. Because of his dissatisfaction with the nephew's sometimes rather awkward notations, however, Bronson also offered his own 'conjectural' readings--what he thought were most probably the real melodies that Scott had been attempting to convey. She has also included full transcripts of many of the letters in various archives that relate to these ballads. Because she is familiar with the career of Robert Jamieson, one of the collectors interested in Mrs Brown's ballad has been able to identify his handwriting on one of the important manuscripts and to correct their chronology.

Journal Eighteenth-Century Music
Year 2013
Volume 10
Issue 2
Pages 297-299

Perry, Ruth (2013) Reviews--Editions: "The Ballad Repertoire of Anna Gordon, Mrs. Brown of Falkland," edited by Sigrid Rieuwerts. In: Eighteenth-Century Music, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 297-299. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/52895/.

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