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A Collection of the Newest and Best Minuets
by Neil Stewart



Full title: A Collection of the Newest and Best Minuets Adapted for the Violin or German Flute With a Bass for the Violincello or Harpsichord.

Publisher: Edinburgh: Neil Stewart

Date: [1770?]

Description:

The book was originally sold in up to twelve separate numbers of 8 pages.
The GB-En copy has a pencil note by J. Murdoch Henderson dating it c.1770, and hence later than the GB-DUcl copy.
The GB-DUcl copy has 80 pages and additional handwritten tunes, unrelated to the Stewart book. The manuscript material is possibly from James Campbell, who signed the titlepage in 1775.

Notes:

Out of 109 minuets in GB-En copy (and five included in the handwritten copy from GB-DUcl), 15 have 2nd violin parts, all towards the latter part of the book. Two are by Mackintosh, including 'Lady Amelia (Emelia) Ker's' with 'pia' 'Cris' & 'for' markings (p, f, cresc.) in bars 5, 7, 8 of 2nd strain. 11 minuets are by Schetky.

Gore: S12-3

Biographical info: Neil Stewart (c.1730 - before 1816) taught dancing in Newcastle upon Tyne for 8 years (some time before 1773); he was in Edinburgh by 1775, briefly in partnership with Mr McLean running a dancing school. Stewart had music shops at various addresses, until his whole stock was auctioned in 1805. (Glen 1, vii-viii)

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-DUcl 92491a
GB-En
GB-Lbl a.9.b.(6.)
GB-Ob Harding Mus. F 370