Autograph scores of works by Hamish MacCunn, with related papers. It includes the published vocal score of Jeanie Deans and the autograph score of Diarmid, the two operas by which he was best known during his life; over 50 published songs, part-songs and cantatas, and almost as many unpublished, as well as a small number of orchestral, chamber and piano pieces, about half of which are unpublished. The Library holds the published full score of probably the only work by which he is well-known today, the overture Land of the mountain and the flood (1887).
Autograph scores, works and related papers of Hamish James MacCunn, 1868-1916, composer
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Administrative / Biographical History
Hamish James MacCunn was born in Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland in 1868 . He showed musical talent at an early age and when only 15 won a scholarship for composition to the Royal College of Music in London, England. Following his four years there, he taught privately and at the Royal Academy of Music, during which time he composed a large number of works. He died in 1916 .
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
Gift : MacCunn family : 1950 : ACCN 4624
Purchased from Sotheby's support from the National Fund for Acquisitions: 2000 : ACCN 4750
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Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/ searching by the call number MS MacCunn
A card catalogue of the collection is in the searchroom
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Compiled by David Powell,. Hub Project Archivist, 15 March 2002
No alterations made to date
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Held by the family of Hamish MacCunn and presented to the University via H G Farmer and Dr C H F O'Brien, 1950 . Four scores purchased from Sotherby's.
Sheila M. Craik, 'Tunic-tinsel-toga: an exhibition to mark the centenary of Henry George Farmer, 1882-1965' College Courant (Glasgow), no. 70 (March 1983), pp 24-27