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The Ancient Curious Collection of Scotland
by Nathaniel Gow



Full title: The Ancient Curious Collection of Scotland Consisting of Genuine Scotch Tunes With their Original Variations Now For the First Time Arranged With Basses Throughout (Each Tune with its Variations forming a destinct Lesson.) for the Piano Forte or Harp, Violin and Violoncello. Dedicated to Sir Walter Scott Bart. To whose Indefatigable researches Scotland is Indebted for the recovery of her most Interesting Antiquities; by Nathaniel Gow

Publisher: Edinburgh: Nathaniel Gow & Son

Date: [1823?]

Notes:

The collections contains sets of piano variations. Some of the writing is quite elaborate, if harmonically unadventurous, and the top line is often based on earlier sources, especially Bremner's Curious Collection.
The reference to the 'Interesting Antiquities' relates to Walter Scott's recovery of the 'Honours of Scotland' (Crown Jewels) in Edinburgh Castle in 1818, for which he received a baronetcy in March 1820, becoming Sir Walter Scott.

Gore: G9-3

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-DUcl 10482
GB-En Glen 403
GB-Gu Ca12-y.33
GB-Lbl h.830.k
GB-Ob Tyson Mus. 1142 (9)

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