A Collection of Ancient Scots Music
by Daniel Dow
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 gave concerts in St Mary's Hall Edinburgh. 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
- 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.