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A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances
by John Bowie


Tunes list


  • The Countess of Kinnouls Delight. (p. 1)
  • Mrs Hepburn Belches (p. 1)
  • Miss Charlotte Hope of Craigiehall. (p. 2)
  • Miss Murray Lintrose (p. 2)
  • Miss Murray Ochtertyre. (p. 3)
  • Miss Charlotte Stirling (p. 4)
  • Duplin Castle (p. 5)
  • The Braes of Bushbie. (p. 5)
  • The Green Shades of Gask (p. 6)
  • Mr Oliphant of Condie's Willcome home (p. 6)
  • The Crieff Meeting. (p. 7)
  • Captain Fransis Wemyss Strathspey (p. 7)
  • Captain Fransis Wemyss Delight. (p. 7)
  • Miss Susan Campbell Monzies Strathspey (p. 8)
  • The Moor So Wett. (p. 8)
  • Mr David Mc Dowalls Strathspey (p. 8)
  • Lord Duplin's Jigg (p. 9)
  • Miss Campbell Monzies Strathspey (p. 9)
  • The Hon.ble Miss Rollo's Reel. (p. 10)
  • Captain Robertson Ludes Strathspey (p. 10)
  • Lady Ramsy's Fancy. (p. 10)
  • Miss Jeany Sandemans Reel. (p. 11)
  • Miss Clementina Sarah Drummond of Perth Strathspey (p. 11)
  • Miss Clementina Elphenstone's Reel. (p. 11)
  • The Contrivance. (p. 12)
  • Miss Amelia Oliphant Gask's Strathspey (p. 12)
  • Mrs Charles Grahame's Strathspey (p. 12)
  • Miss Ann Douglass Brigton's Jigg. (p. 13)
  • Marly House. (p. 13)
  • Mrs Muir Mackinzies Delight. (p. 14)
  • Miss Preston Ferntons Reel. (p. 14)
  • Capt. Graeme Inshbrakies Strathspey (p. 14)
  • Miss Drummond of Kelties Reel. (p. 15)
  • Miss Charlotte Stirlings Jigg. (p. 15)
  • Coming through the Heather (p. 15)
  • The Braese of Glenturrot. (p. 16)
  • Miss Stewart Stentons Reel. (p. 16)
  • Mr Oliphant of Condie's Strathspey (p. 17)
  • Dunnira Lodge by Miss Mag: Stirling. (p. 17)
  • Miss Wright of Latons Reel. (p. 17)
  • The Countis of London's Reel. (p. 18)
  • Huntingtone Castle. (p. 18)
  • Miss Douglas Brigton's Jigg. (p. 18)
  • Orchell House. (p. 19)
  • Mr Charles Grahams Strathspey (p. 19)
  • Lady Mary Montagues Reel by I. Mc Donald. (p. 19)
  • The Hon.ble Charles Bruce's Reel by Miss Mag.dne Stirling. (p. 20)
  • Lochleven Side (p. 20)
  • Miss Mc Lauchlan's Reel. (p. 21)
  • Miss Mc Donald St Martins Strathspey (p. 21)
  • Miss Mc Donald St Martins Jigg. (p. 22)
  • Miss Biggars Strathspey (p. 22)
  • Lee Mills. (p. 23)
  • Miss Hutton's Strathspey (p. 23)
  • The Maids of Arrochar. (p. 23)
  • Miss Oliphant of Garks Delight. (p. 24)
  • Gillan na Drover (p. 24)
  • Well gang nae mair to yon town With Variations. (p. 26)
  • Colonel Robertson of Strowan's March. (p. 27)
  • Lord Rollo's March. (p. 27)
  • The Humours of Lislivain Irish (p. 28)
  • The Andromeda (p. 28)
  • Pither in enough Irish (p. 28)
  • Stak in Vergo Irish (p. 29)
  • The Lady of the Desart Irish (p. 30)
  • The Humours of Panteen Irish (p. 31)
  • Air by Fingal. (p. 32)
  • Air by Fingal (p. 32)
  • Air by Fingal. (p. 32)
  • Mc Louds Salute. (p. 33)
  • Port Lennox (p. 33)
  • The Battle of Sherriff Moor. (p. 34)
  • Port Gordon (p. 34)
  • Port Atholl (p. 35)
  • Copy details


    Publisher

    Edinburgh, John Bowie

    Printer

    James Johnson

    Seller

    Edinburgh, Stewart & Co, Corri & Sutherland, R. Ross, J. Bryson, & all the Music Sellers in Town & Country

    Edition

    [1st]

    Date

    1789

    Library

    University of Glasgow (GB-Gu)

    Shelfmark

    Ca12-x.56

    Description

    The collection beings with six country dances, and dance instructions, for 2 violins and bass. After the strathspeys and reels , there are sections of Irish tunes and 'Ancient Music' from the Highlands at the end, 'composed either for Religious Worship, or on Heroic Subjects'. Keith Sanger's notes on the harp tunes are at http://www.wirestrungharp.com/library/bowie_john.html Many musicians appear in the subscriber list, including Niel Gow and Robert Mackintosh. Farmer suggested the first edition is from 1789.

    Notes

    There is a tendency towards melodic flowing basslines; some tunes later in the book have pianistic chords, and one has bass figures.

    Pages

    35 p

    Orientation

    Portrait

    Dimensions

    34 x 24.5

    RISM

    B4031

    Gore

    B11

    Biographical info

    John Bowie (1759-1815) was a Perth musician and composer of dance tunes from 1785, commencing as a music-seller in 1803, in partnership with T. Hill. Bowie and his brother, piano-teacher Peter Bowie, gave annual balls. (Glen 1, xii-xiii)

    Other locations

    GB-A Per 200 Zei
    GB-En Glen 265
    GB-Gm M8700/786.45
    GB-Lbl g.934.d(7)
    GB-Lcs R180 (microfilm of GB-Lbl copy)
    GB-P Be40
    GB-DUcl H.10459 (reprint: Stewart & Co. [1789-92], includes subscriber list)
    GB-Lbl g.229.q(1) (reprint: Stewart & Co. [1789-92])
    GB-Gu Ca12-x.57 (reprint: Stewart & Co. [1789-92], pencil note from Henry Farmer: "It may have been published as late as 1792.")