Thirty Seven New Reells & Strathspeys
by Dow, Daniel
Full title: Thirty Seven New Reells & Strathspeys. for the Violin, Harpsichord, Piano Forte or German Flute. Composed by Daniel Dow / Entered at Stationers Hall.
Publisher: Edinburgh : N. Steuart
Printer: Edinburgh Printed and Sold by J: Brysson, at his Music Shop / J. Johnson Sculpt
GB-A Brysson copy has a pencil note from JMurdoch Henderson: 'I have also a copy with original imprint of "N Stewart --- Parliament Square"'.
The earliest copy has the spelling 'Reells', but later Steuart copy and Brysson edition have 'Reels'.
Although the score claims to have been entered at Stationers' Hall, only the Twenty Minuets and Sixteen Reels actually appear there.
A small book, containing mostly reels. There are simple four-beat basslines, solid and confident.
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).
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GB-A SB 787 (Neil Steuart, [1775?])
GB-A Hend inst (John Brysson, [1800?])
GB-En Glen 91(2)
GB-Lbl b.58.b.(2.) (Neil Steuart, )
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