Mr. A. Purse's Reel

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MR. A. PURSE'S REEL. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Scottish dancing master and musician Duncan MacIntyre (c. 1767-1807), who established a practice in Edinburgh, but who moved to London in the 1790's. It was in the English city that he published his 1794 collection, dedicated to Lady Charlotte Campbell. MacIntyre also composed a "Miss Purse’s Jig" for the same collection, presumably a relative of Mr. Purse. There was an Alexander Purse living in London, described as a salesman and pawnbroker in London Wall, who was a subscriber to Poems, by Maria and Harriet Falconar (London, 1788).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: MacIntyre (Collection of Slow Airs, Reels & Strathspeys), 1794; p. 15.

Recorded sources:




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