A Collection of Ancient Scots Music
by Dow, Daniel
Full title: A Collection of Ancient Scots Music for the Violin Harpsichord or German-Flute. Never before Printed, Consisting of Ports, Salutations, Marches or Pibrachs &c. by Daniel Dow. NB Where the Notes are below the Compass of the German Flute the Octave above may be Played.
Publisher: Edinburgh: Dow
Printer: Edinburgh: Printed for […] the Publisher
J Murdoch Henderson estimates the publication date of 1775, but two Copac sources estimate 1778.
The GB-A copy lacks its original titlepage, the dedication to The Dutchess of Athole, most of the subscriber list (up to R), and the final two pages.
This book contains a self-consciously highland and 'ancient' repertoire, set down with added simple basses, including pibroch and tunes by Rorie Dall.
Biographical info: Daniel Dow (1732-1783) was born in Perthshire, and lived and worked in Edinburgh from c.1765. He was regularly employed by the Edinburgh Musical Society, and gave concerts in St Mary's Hall. Anecdotally, he was a music teacher who specialised in the guitar. (Glen 1, ix; Baptie; Alburger). One of the GB-A copies of Thirty-seven New Reels notes in ink that [Dow] died of fever January 1783, aged 51 years (burial register of Cannongate, Edinburgh).
- Aberdeen University Library
- Birmingham University Library
- Cambridge University Library
- University Library, Durham
- Dundee Central Library (Wighton Collection)
- National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
- Edinburgh City Library
- Edinburgh University Library
- Mitchell Library, Glasgow
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
- University of Glasgow Library
- Royal Academy of Music, London
- British Library, London
- Royal College of Music, London
- Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House, London
- Manchester Public Library
- Manchester University Library
- Newcastle University Library
- Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
- A K Bell Library, Perth
- Saint Andrews University Library
- Sheffield University Library
- National Library of Ireland, Dublin
- Trinity College Dublin
GB-A f SB 787 McG
GB-En Glen 232
GB-En Glen 233(1)
This source has not been digitised.