Full title: Twenty Minuets and Sixteen Reels or Country Dances for the Violin, Harpsichord, or German Flute composed by Daniel Dow
Publisher: Edinburgh: Dow
Printer: For the Author
A small book, beautifully engraved in copper. GB-Lbl catalogue suggests publication was in 1774, which concurs with the Stationers' Hall date.
Simple, elegant minuet basslines, reels have repeated four-note lines. Many tunes are given in alternate keys for the flute.
Biographical info: Daniel Dow (1732-1783) was born in Perthshire, and lived and worked in Edinburgh from c.1765. He gave concerts in St Mary's Hall Edinburgh. Anecdotally, he was a music teacher who specialised in the guitar. (Glen 1, ix; Baptie; Alburger). One of the GB-A copies of Thirty-seven New Reels notes in ink that [Dow] died of fever January 1783, aged 51 years (burial register of Cannongate, Edinburgh).
GB-En Glen 98
GB-Gm M8765 / 786.45
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