Earl of Eglintoun (2)
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EARL OF EGLINTOUN . AKA - "The Earl of Eglinton." Scottish, Reel. B-Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (Gow): AA'BB' (Skye). Composed for the 12th Earl of Eglinton, Hugh Montgomerie (1739-1819), to whom the Gow's dedicated their Fourth Collection (1800). Montgomerie was an amateur cellist and composer, in addition to his other endeavors. See also Nathaniel Gow's "Nathaniel Gow's Lament for (Hugh) Earl of Eglintoun."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 248. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; p. 1. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 145. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 131.