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Three Favorite New Strathspeys
by Nathaniel Gow



Full title: Three Favorite New Strathspeys & one Reel composed by Nath. Gow, To which is added a Favorite Irish Country Dance

Publisher: Edinburgh: Gow & Shepherd

Printer: Printed & sold by Gow & Shepherd

Date: [1801?]

Notes:

Simple, single note basslines. The final tune 'Cary Owen. a favorite Irish Country Dance' [Garry Owen] has the bass in octaves, and the rubric, 'This Tune may be play'd Slowly when not danced.' The other tunes are 'Lady Susan Hamilton's Strathspey', 'Mr R. Campbell of Shawfield's Reel', 'Lady Doune's Strathspey', and 'Lady Eh. Lindsay's Strathspey'. The last two of these are in The Beauties of Niel Gow (according to Gore). All four are 'by Nath: Gow.'

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):

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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
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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.340.80.418
GB-Gu Mus.E.l.219(11)
GB-Lbl g.442.f.(5.)
GB-Ob Tyson Mus. 1143 (17)
GB-SA Finzi Collection no.116
GB-SHE Q521

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