Köhler’s Violin Repository of Dance Music

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Awaiting review, it seems. It looks like you are the uploader too, Fynnjamin. Good work.

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Awesome! Have been curious about this book for years. Last year some chap at a mandolin forum was talking about going into the National Museum and scanning the thing for our edification - was that you, fynnjamin? Nigel Gatherer was also present at this discussion.

Did the archive.org copy only just now get uploaded? I assume that’s what the date stamp "20110616" means. It’s also listed as "Klers’ violin repository of dance music" for some reason.

Huh, Bob Johnstone’s reel is a trad number - was under the impression that Dan R MacDonald composed that one. Also always thought it sounded a bit too much like his Dismal Reel, which J Murdoch Henderson got him to rename the Devil’s Delight, as it deserved a more likable title. Maybe the Dismal aspect was its lack of originality?

Jeez, 70 pages of stuff from the National Museum at archive.org. Lots of army/municipal directories, and Ossianic Lays from MacPherson etc. The tune books look to have only been added recently - one title I see is "The Caledonian pocket companion : in six volumes, containing all the favourite Scotch tunes with their variations for the German flute." Would be great if they uploaded Riley’s Flute Melodies, published 200 years ago - fascinating book. I scanned the Da Capo reprint myself, but lots of wobbly pages etc.

Came across this site this morning: the Take Six section of the English Folk Dance and Song Society: http://library.efdss.org/archives/ May also be of interest.

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For some reason I couldn’t get the IMSLP link provided by Fynnjamin to work, but further investigation showed that all 3 volumes of the collection can be easily downloaded as PDFs using these links:
http://imslp.org/imglnks/usimg/d/db/IMSLP106889-PMLP217734-koehlersviolinrepository_1.pdf
http://imslp.org/imglnks/usimg/9/96/IMSLP106890-PMLP217734-koehlersviolinrepository_2.pdf
http://imslp.org/imglnks/usimg/0/02/IMSLP106891-PMLP217734-koehlersviolinrepository_3.pdf
BTW, the 3 volumes total about 300 pages, and each volume has its own tune index.

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"Have been curious about this book for years."

It’s actually a compilation of periodicals (weekly, I’ve been told), which possibly explains why it hasn’t appeared in print as a ‘revision’, and only certain libraries hold bound volumes. Perhaps that was discussed already in the mandolin forum.
You can see the different periodicals in the scans - priced at 4d each.

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On about the third page of the first volume, did you see the little stamp about the provenance of the book that was scanned for these? Given to collection by a woman in honor of her brother killed in France in 1914.

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Kevin - sorry, it wasn’t me at the mandolin forum.
Trevor - The reason the link doesn’t work is because the last bracket is part of the address and doesn’t turn into a link for some reason.
Worth checking out the treasures that NLS have scanned & uploaded onto Archive.org; I’ve been uploading most of them to IMSLP too.

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"On about the third page of the first volume, did you see the little stamp about the provenance of the book that was scanned for these? Given to collection by a woman in honor of her brother killed in France in 1914. "

The woman was the daughter of the Duke of Atholl, her brother being his second son. She bought the Glen collection after it was put up for auction and deposited it on loan to the British Museum, it became one of the collections housed in the National Library of Scotland when it was established.

http://www.heallan.com/glen-biographies.html

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That’s greatly appreciated, thanks.

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Wow - what a fab resource.

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Well done! Thank you.

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Weejie, thanks for info on donor’s family, and the link. I expect i’ll be spending some time with these tunes, i’m surprises how many i recognize.

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Discussion at Mandolin Cafe: http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?53128-Kohlers-Violin-Repository I’ll give them a head’s-up later in the day, if someone else doesn’t.

I’d read about the subscription aspect of KVR, and noticed it only seemed available in libraries in Scotland, according to Worldcat - that, and it’s listed in collections in Cape Breton; someone procured a copy for them, somehow. This puts me in mind of Sam Henry’s "Songs of the People," a collection published song-by-song in Ulster newspapers, and reprinted in total in the 1990s - making for a pretty hefty book. These approaches are, in a sense, the ancestors of what we’re doing here at thesession.org, perhaps - an informal approach to collection of music.

The fact that is listed as an entry in a library makes it fair game for reprint. Do you fellows know how the O’Farrell collections of 200 years ago came to be reprinted? My friend Rick O’Shea (sic) copied them at the NYC Muni library (I think), and sent copies out to interested people like myself. I should ask him how many of us there are…Pat Sky took his copy, cleaned it up, and has been selling bound editions for about 10 years now, basically at cost. Publishing doesn’t have to be anything large scale anymore post-desktop revolution.

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At the end of the last page of Vol 3 of the IMSLP collection (see my previous post) there are the tantalizing words "to be continued".

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Maybe Caledonia’s wail for Neil Gow is an ongoing situation.

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again, add the closing bracket at the end of the web address

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Apparently, all of the tunes in this volume are available as abc notation at http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/cgi/abc/tunefind? but you have to search by the individual tune title - you can’t access the whole volume all at one time. There are 182 tunes so have fun with that.

Here’s the list (sorta):
Title Type Page Number

A1, The Jig 274 35
Aerial Quadrille quadrille 241 31
Annie is my Darling Reel 230 29
Annie’s Hornpipe 250 32
Arthur’s Seat Waltz Waltz 285 3G
Baillie’s Violin Duet - 278 35
Ball, The, Hornpipe 251 32
Balmoral Strathspey Strathspey 28S 30
Beaufort Castle Reel 204 26
Bell, The Polka 200 34
Black Jock, with variations Jig 207 26
Blinkin ‘Tibbie Hornpipe 275 36
Blue Bonnets’ Hornpipe 212 27
Bob the Sailor Hornpipe 232 29
Braes, The of Tullymet Strathspey 261 33
Bushwick Hornpipe 195 25
Buy a Broom Old German Air, with var 233 30
Cairds o’ Keith Strathspey Strathspey 261 33
Calder’s Welcome Strathspey Strathspey 261 33
Caledonia’s Wail for Neil Gow Strathspey 28S 30
Campbell’s Hornpipe 221 2S
Caper Fey Reel 2S8 30
Catch and Kiss the Romp Reel 197 25
Celia Schottische Schottische 211 27
Chorus, The Lancers’ Quadrilles 254 32
Coborn’s Delight Hornpipe 248 31
Cock of the North Strathspey 205 20
Colin M’Kay’s Reel 237 cO
Common Schottische Schottische (Dcwdrop) 208 34
Cornet Hornpipe 202 26
Corrymonny Strathspey Strathspey 204 20
Craigmiller Castle Reel 218 28
Craigmiller Castle Strathspey Strathspey 218 28
Crown Hornpipe 220 28
Daisy Hornpipe 227 29
Darling, The Strathspey 230 29
Dashing White Sergeant^ Contre Dance 240 30
Davie Lonie’s Farm Yard Hornpipe 250 32
Davie Moffat’s Hornpipe 234 30
Donald Butcher’s Bridal, with variations - 244 31
Duet for Two Violins (Baillie) - 270 34
Duo Pour Deux Violins - 238 30
Emelina Polka Polka 217 28
Ewie, The wi’the Crooked Horn Strathspey 230 29
Exercise from Loder, - 280 30
Fair fa’the Minstrel Reel 205 20
Fairy Wedding Polka 200 25
Firth House, The, Hornpipe 271 34
Forget Me Not Hornpipe 213 27
French Valse 201 20
General Gordon’s Hornpipe 276 35
German Valse Waltz 201 20
Glen Faroete Reel 237 30
Glenpatrick Waltzes Waltz 249 32
Grand Old Man Hornpipe Hornpipe 272 34
Hawthorndeo - 275 35
Hooley’s Hornpipe 272 34
Hornpipe by H. Allan Hornpip 221 28
Howard Hornpipe 195 25
Hunter’s, The Valse 269 34
Huntly’s Wedding Medley Strathspey 204 26
Imperial Hornpipe 227 29
Inverness Lasses’ Reel Reel 231 29
Irish Jig Jig 208 34
James Ware of Wick’s Strathspey Strathspey 224 28
Jeanie in the Glen Strathspey 214 27
Jeanie’s Reel 214 27
John Dwight’s Plantation Dance Hornpipe 240 30
John o’ Groats’ Jig Jig 200 26
Johnston’s Hornpipe Hornpipe 203 26
Keel Row, The with variations 281 36
Keep the Country, Bonnie Lassie Reel 219 28
Kilwinning Archers’ Strathspey Strathspey 214 27
Kinraro’s Strathspey Strathspey 214 27
Lady Ann Stewart’s Strathspey Strathspey 214 27
Lady Elizabeth Lindsay’s Strathspey Strathspey 214 27
Lady Grace Douglas’ Reel 247 31
Lady Sutherland’s Reel 261 33
La Enfant Valse Waltz 257 33
La Gitaoa Polka Polka 204 33
Laird o’ Cockpen (Duet) Jig 222 26
Leoo Hornpipe 220 28
Les Farceurs Valse Waltz 198 26
Lightfoot Hornpipe Hornpipe 232 29
Little Jim’s Hornpipe Hornpipe 280 35
Lochleven Castle Hornpipe 235 30
Long Island Hornpipe 195 25
Lord Hawick’s March March 224 28
Lord Kellic’s Reel 240 31
Marie, The Valses Waltz 207 34
Marmont’s Reel 253 32
Masher, The Polka 256 32
Master Erskioe’s Hornpipe Hornpipe 288 30
Merry may the Pair he Reel 205 20
Merry Lads of Ayr, The Reel 236 30
Miller Lads’ Strathspey Strathspey 231 29
Miller’s Hornpipe 203 20
Miss Anderson’s Polka Polka 274 35
Miss Baigrie Reel 270 26
Miss Baigrie Strathspey 270 35
Miss Baker’s Hornpipe 262 33
Miss Hamilton’s Strathspey Strathspey 240 31
Miss Samuel’s Fancy Jig Contre Dance 206 20
Montmorris’ Hornpipe Hornpipe 232 29
Mount Shasta Hornpipe 248 31
M’Qneeo’s Frolic Strathspey 214 27
Mr. Hamilton of Wishaw’s Reel 200 33
Mr. James Grant’s Hornpipe 243 31
Mr. Martin’s Hornpipe 235 30
Mr. Northland’s Reel 247 31
Mr. Murray of Ahercarney’s Strathspey Strathspey 247 31
Mrs. Captain Stewart’s Strathspey Strathspey 237 30
Mrs. Fiodlay of Haywood’s Reel 252 32
Mrs. Fiudlay of Haywood’s Strathspey Strathspey 252 32
Mrs. Scott Skinner Reel 215 27
Mrs. Wilson’s Fancy Hornpipe 251 32
Naval Brigade, The, Hornpipe 263 33
Neil Gow’s Recovery Strathspey Strathspey 200 33
New Conquest Contre Dance 206 20
New Year’s Day Strathspey 196 25
O dear what can the matter be? var Irish Air 265 34
Old Favourite Minuet to (Duet) 238 30
Old Hickory Hornpipe 248 31
Old Toon of Broxburn Reel 277 35
Old Woodhonselee Castle Strathspey Strathspey 271 34
Old Woodhonselee Reel 271 34
Opera Polka Polka 264 33
Our little Beauties’Valse Waltz 225 29
Owre the Muiramang the Heather, var Strathspey 271 34
Paddy o* Snap Jig Contre Dance 200 26
Penicuick, The, Hornpipe 234 30
Pearl Hornpipe Hornpipe 220 28
Pilgrim, The, Hornpipe 272 34
Pipe Slang Reel 197 25
Pirates’ Hornpipe Hornpipe 203 33
Pride of the North, The Quadrille 282 36
Princess Beatrice Galop Round Dance 280 35
Princess Beatrice Hornpipe 250 32
Princess Beatrice Waltzes (W. Findlay) Waltz 373 35
Rainbow; or, Midnight Schottische Schottische 250 32
Randy, Wives of Greenlaw, The Reel 253 32
Rioettan’s Daughter Strathspey 197 26
Rocket, The, Hornpipe 262 33
Rock Hornpipe 213 27
Rondo (Duet, Pleyel) - 228 29
Rondo; or, Ape Shenkin (Irish Air) Air 258 33
Rosehud Valse Waltz 224 28
Ross Hornpipe Hornpipe 194 25
Rothemurchnc’s Rant Strathspey 230 30
Sanderson’s Hornpipe 263 33
Sandy M’Gaff Jig 200 34
Scolding, The|Wives of Abertarff Reel 231 29
Scotia’s Reel 277 35
Shamrock Hornpipe 212 27
Shamrock Hornpipe (Easton’s) Hornpipe 243 31
Sir Garnet’s Hornpipe 243 31
Sir Ronald M’Donald’s Reel 261 33
Smiddy’s Clamour Reel 215 27
Starlight Schottische Schottische 226 29
Stetson’s Hornpipe 213 27
Stranger, The, Hornpipe 272 34
Sunbeam Polka Polka 242 31
Thistle Hornpipe 212 27
Thistle, The, Hornpipe 251 32
Thompson’s Hornpipe 203 26
Titus Hornpipe 194 26
To my Bed I winna gang Reel 219 28
Tom Thumb Contre Dance 240 30
Tom Tuliie’s Hornpipe 234 30
Turnbull’s Compliments Strathspey 253 32
Union Jack Hornpipe 221 28
Up in the Morning early variations 193 25
Vermont Hornpipe 194 25
Vienna, The Polka 204 33
Walker Street Hornpipe 202 28
Wedding Ring Reel 196 25
Wee Bella Schottische Schottische 217 28
Weishaden Polka Polka 216 27
West’s Hornpipe Hornpipe 202 33
When you go to the Hill Strathspey 277 35
Winchburgh Castle Strathspey 270 35
Worrell’s Hornpipe 202 26