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A Collection of Minuets, Cottilions, Allemands, High Dances, Hornpipes &c.
by Charles Stewart



Full title: A Collection of Minuets, Cottilions, Allemands, High Dances, Hornpipes &c. for the Piano-Forte and Violin Composed and Dedicated to Miss Elizabeth Campbell of Shawfield by Charles Stewart, Musician to Mr. Strange.

Publisher: Edinburgh

Printer: Printed for the author, by Muir Wood & Co. Musical Instrument Makers to His Majesty, No.7 Leith Street

Date: [1805]

Description:

This collection has no characteristically Scottish repertoire. A pencil note on the GB-En copy titlepage reads 'May 1805'.

Notes:

The basses are pianistic, with some violin accompaniment, and annotations showing bugle and horn parts in minuets. For details of 'High Dance', see Flett.

RISM: S6365

Gore: S11-2

Biographical info: Fiddler and composer Charles Stewart was possibly the musician in Leith Wynd (Edinburgh), 1794-96, and definitely in Todrick's Wynd, 1800-01. Stewart was Edinburgh dancing teacher David Strange's assistant in 1802, and by the end of 1803 was describing himself as Strange's successor. Stewart taught classes, gave an annual ball, and by 1805 advertised his 'First Book of Minuets, High Dances, Cottillions, etc, etc', as used by his late master, Mr Strange. Stewart was leader and repetiteur of Edinburgh's Theatre Royal Orchestra. He suffered ill-health from c.1811 (a benefit ball was held in 1812) and died in 1818. DOB unknown. See Glen 2, xvii-xviii.

Location(s):

GB-A
Aberdeen University Library
GB-Bu
Birmingham University Library
GB-Cu
Cambridge University Library
GB-DUcl
Dundee Central Library (Wighton Collection)
GB-En
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
GB-Ep
Edinburgh City Library
GB-Eu
Edinburgh University Library
GB-Gm
Mitchell Library, Glasgow
GB-Grc
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
GB-Gu
University of Glasgow Library
GB-Lam
Royal Academy of Music, London
GB-Lbl
British Library, London
GB-Lcm
Royal College of Music, London
GB-Lcs
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House, London
GB-Mp
Manchester Public Library
GB-Mr
Manchester University Library
GB-NTu
Newcastle University Library
GB-Ob
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
GB-P
A K Bell Library, Perth
GB-SA
Saint Andrews University Library
GB-SHE
Sheffield University Library
IRL-Dn
National Library of Ireland, Dublin
IRL-Dtc
Trinity College Dublin

GB-A Hend inst Ste c
GB-DUcl 10456a
GB-En Glen 287(2)
GB-Gm M9608 / 786.45
GB-Lbl g.230.ff.(7.)
GB-Ob Harding Mus. L 93 (44)
GB-P Be51