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New Strathspey Reels
by Hugh Montgomerie Eglinton



Full title: New Strathspey Reels, for the Piano forte, Violin and violincello, Composed by a Gentleman and given with permission to be published by Nathl. Gow

Publisher: Edinburgh: Nathaniel Gow

Printer: Edinburgh: printed and sold by N. Stewart & Co.

Date: 1796

Description:

This is a collection published by Nathaniel Gow for the Earl of Eglinton. The GB-Gu copy carries Corri & Dussek's London sales label on the titlepage.

Notes:

The book is mostly strathspeys and reels, with a few jigs, the odd march, a Scots measure and a 2/4 quickstep.
The accompaniment is mostly single note basslines, but with some additional notes in small or large noteheads (small notes being above or below the bass); there are some chords, and some octaves here and there. 'Scottish Measure' has a different style of bassline, and 'A Good Thought' has broken two-note chords, with a 'Slow' tempo marking.

RISM: G3227

Gore: E2

Link: HMT transcription

Biographical info: Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton (c.1740-1819) was an amateur violinist and composer, who occasionally joined in playing with the band at Eglinton Castle. (Alburger, 147) A selection of his songs and marches, arranged by John Turnbull, was published posthumously in Glasgow, 1858?

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-Cu MRA.32.80.12 (listed as Gow)
GB-En Glen 272 (listed under 'Gentleman')
GB-Gm M8957 / 786.45
GB-Gu Ca12-x.52 (Corri & Dussek edition)
GB-Lbl g.229.(1)
GB-Ob Tyson Mus. 1143(3) (listed as Gow)
GB-Ob Mus. Instr. I, 101 (8) (listed as Gow)
GB-P Be41 (lsited as Gow)
GB-SA Finzi Collection 112 (N.Stewart edition, [1804])