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Posted By: Jack Campin
20-Jun-07 - 06:18 PM
Thread Name: Folk music parts for concert band
Subject: RE: Folk music parts for concert band
The National Library of Scotland has this (c. 1805):

G. Schetky
A Collection of Scottish Music, consisting of Twelve Slow Airs & Twelve
Reels and Strathspeys Arranged for a Military Band for 2 Clarinets 2 Flutes
2 Horns, Trumpet & Bassoon. Respectfully Dedicated to His Excellency Earl
Moira, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in Scotland
London, Printed and Sold by Preston, at his Wholesale Warehouse, 97 Strand.

Schetky was a contemporary of Burns. These tunes are in an unmistakably folk idiom but they aren't the instantly recognizable numbers you're looking for. (They would have been instantly recognizable to Burns, though).

I have a full ABC trascription of one of them.