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A Collection of Ancient Scots Music
by Daniel Dow



Full title: A Collection of Ancient Scots Music for the Violin Harpsichord or German-Flute. Never before Printed, Consisting of Ports, Salutations, Marches or Pibrachs &c. by Daniel Dow. NB Where the Notes are below the Compass of the German Flute the Octave above may be Played.

Publisher: Edinburgh: Dow

Printer: Edinburgh: Printed for […] the Publisher

Date: [1775]

Description:

J Murdoch Henderson estimates the publication date of 1775, but two Copac sources estimate 1778.
The GB-A copy lacks its original titlepage, the dedication to The Dutchess of Athole, most of the subscriber list (up to R), and the final two pages.

Notes:

This book contains a self-consciously highland and 'ancient' repertoire, set down with added simple basses, including pibroch and tunes by Rorie Dall.

RISM: D3474

Gore: D14-2

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).

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 f SB 787 McG
GB-DUcl 53675
GB-En Glen 232
GB-En Glen 233(1)