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The Prince of Wales's strathspey
by Nathaniel Gow



Full title: The Prince of Wales's strathspey: (as danced at the ball given by his Majesty at Windsor in honor of the Prince's royals marriage) to which is added the Cumberland reel, danced as a medley at Court & every public assembly &c. &c. / Nath. Gow having had the honor to perform at the ball at Windsor

Publisher: Edinburgh: Gow & Shepherd

Date: [1801]

Description:

Pencil note on GB-Gu copy: 'WM 1801'.
Bound in a vast volume of small publications and single sheets from late 18th century into the 19th. Songs, tunes, piano variations, dances Full list is in GB-Gu catalogue.
Mike Bacchus's unpublished catalogue of the GB-P Athol Collection lists the other contents of the Af10 volume: 40 short publications, mostly Nathaniel Gow's, bound together in near-chronological order.

Notes:

Contents:- Contents: The Prince of Wales's strathspey -- The Cumberland reel, or Miss Nancy Gibson -- Go to the devil & shake yourself -- A favourite Welch air -- The merry wives of Windsor.
This publication includes Gow's refutation of Watlen's publication of the tunes danced at the ball in honour of the Princess Royal's Marriage at Windsor: Nathaniel Gow played at the ball, and he points out that Watlen printed the wrong tunes, and provides a list the correct ones.
'The Prince of Wales's Strathspey' is reproduced from John & Andrew Gow's A Collection of Slow Airs, Strathspeys and Reels. (It later appeared in the 2nd part of The Beauties of Niel Gow.) The basslines are simple: some dyads in small notes, some pedal, hence clearly intended for piano. 'A Favourite Welch Air' is 'The Ash Grove'.
The wedding referred to took place on 18 May 1797; this is also inked on the GB-DUcl copy.

RISM:

Biographical info: Niel Gow (1727-1807), father of the famous Gow family, lived in Inver near Dunkeld. (Glen 2, viii-xiv; Grove; Alburger; Murdoch, 41-48) Gow's fourth son Nathaniel (1763-1831), violinist and Edinburgh publisher, was perhaps the most famous of the siblings; but his brothers William, John and Andrew also traded in music (John and Andrew in London). Nathaniel's son, Niel Junr., lived 1795-1823.

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-Gu Ca11-y.16
GB-En
GB-DUcl 7060
GB-Lbl P.P.6154.k P
GB-Lbl g.230.ff.(15.)
GB-Ob Tyson Mus. 1143 (13)
GB-P Af10

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