CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 998/13/9
TitleLetter: Gavin Greig, Schoolhouse, Whitehill, New Deer to James Bruce Duncan
Date11 November 1905
Extent1 item
DescriptionIs glad James Bruce Duncan agrees to collaborate with him as joint editor of New Spalding Club publication; discusses future plans in detail; concentration should be on folk song music and words with examples of psalmody and instrumental music; will report to P.J. Anderson and ask for definite commitment by New Spalding Club; comments on libraries of A. Troup, Ballater, and Glen recently disposed of, collection of reference books for mutual use; criticises tendency of musicians to record folk airs in modern notation: Gavin Greig and James Bruce Duncan should aim at exact reproduction as sung; George Riddell of Rosehearty's collection of airs is being copied and is commented on; suggests meeting during school holidays; mentions forthcoming presidential address to Buchan Field Club and lecture to Aberdeen Wagner Society which Gavin Greig is to give; refers to forthcoming marriage of daughter Edith to Arthur Barron, Mains of Whitehill.
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