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Defining Strains

The Musical Life of Scots in the Seventeenth Century


James Porter

Contents: James Porter: Introduction: Defining Strains: Tradition, invention, genre and context in musical life – Warwick Edwards: The musical sources – Rob MacKillop: ‘For kissing for clapping for loving, for proveing’: Performance practice and modern interpretation of the lute repertoire – David J. Smith: Keyboard music in Scotland: Genre, gender, context – Patrick Cadell: French music in the collection of the Earls of Panmure – Edward Corp: The acquisition of the French and Italian music in the Panmure Collection: The role of David Nairne – Michael Rossi: ‘Musicall Humours’: The life and music of Captain Tobias Hume, gentleman – Colm Ó Baoill: Highland harpers and their patrons – Roderick Cannon: Who got a kiss of the King’s Hand? The growth of a tradition – Colm Ó Baoill: Two Irish harpers in Scotland – Alexander McGrattan: The first and last blast of the trumpet: Ceremonial music in seventeenth-century Scotland – Anne Dhu McLucas: Forbes’ Cantus, Songs and Fancies revisited – James Porter: ‘Blessed spirits, sing with me!’: Psalm-singing in context and practice.