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HIGHLAND SECRETARY, THE. Scottish, Scots Measure. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831), fiddler, composer, music publisherm bandleader, and son of the famous Scots fiddler-composer Niel Gow. The tune also appears in the music manuscript collection (No. 50) of piper Robert Miller (1789-1861), born in Perth, who enlisted as a drummer boy in the Breadalbane Fencibles at age nine to begin a long military career. In 1821 he began to compile his "Highland Manuscript" of Scottish pipe music. Miller also was a pipe-maker and made improvements to the design of the instrument.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Gow (Complete Repository), Part 4, 1817; p. 11.

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