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Thirty Seven New Reells & Strathspeys
by Daniel Dow



Full title: Thirty Seven New Reells & Strathspeys. for the Violin, Harpsichord, Piano Forte or German Flute. Composed by Daniel Dow / Entered at Stationers Hall.

Publisher: Edinburgh : N. Steuart

Printer: Edinburgh Printed and Sold by J: Brysson, at his Music Shop / J. Johnson Sculpt

Date: [1775?]

Description:

GB-A Brysson copy has a pencil note from JMurdoch Henderson: 'I have also a copy with original imprint of "N Stewart --- Parliament Square"'.
The earliest copy has the spelling 'Reells', but later Steuart copy and Brysson edition have 'Reels'.
Although the score claims to have been entered at Stationers' Hall, only the Twenty Minuets and Sixteen Reels actually appear there.

Notes:

A small book, containing mostly reels. There are simple four-beat basslines, solid and confident.

Orientation: landscape

RISM: D3471

Gore: D14-3

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 SB 787 (Neil Steuart, [1775?])
GB-A Hend inst (John Brysson, [1800?])
GB-DUcl 92494
GB-En Glen 91(2)
GB-Lbl b.58.b.(2.) (Neil Steuart, [1790])