A Collection of the Newest and Best Minuets
by Neil Stewart
Full title: A Collection of the Newest and Best Minuets Adapted for the Violin or German Flute With a Bass for the Violincello or Harpsichord.
Publisher: Edinburgh: Neil Stewart
The book was originally sold in up to twelve separate numbers of 8 pages.
The GB-En copy has a pencil note by J. Murdoch Henderson dating it c.1770, and hence later than the GB-DUcl copy.
The GB-DUcl copy has 80 pages and additional handwritten tunes, unrelated to the Stewart book. The manuscript material is possibly from James Campbell, who signed the titlepage in 1775.
Out of 109 minuets in GB-En copy (and five included in the handwritten copy from GB-DUcl), 15 have 2nd violin parts, all towards the latter part of the book. Two are by Mackintosh, including 'Lady Amelia (Emelia) Ker's' with 'pia' 'Cris' & 'for' markings (p, f, cresc.) in bars 5, 7, 8 of 2nd strain. 11 minuets are by Schetky.
Biographical info: Neil Stewart (c.1730 - before 1816) taught dancing in Newcastle upon Tyne for 8 years (some time before 1773); he was in Edinburgh by 1775, briefly in partnership with Mr McLean running a dancing school. Stewart had music shops at various addresses, until his whole stock was auctioned in 1805. (Glen 1, vii-viii)
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GB-Ob Harding Mus. F 370
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