Miss Dr. Grant's Minuet for the Flute

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X:1 T:Miss Dr. Grant's Minuet for the Flute M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Minuet B: Daniel Dow – Twenty Minuets and Sixteen Reels or Country Dances (c. 1775, p. 23) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/106036293 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D2 DDDD|DdFADF|E2 EEEE|E3 GFE|F A2 d2f| (3Ace g2f2|(3efd c2B2|1(A3 GFE):|2 A6||FA d2f2| (fe)(ed)(dc)|dA A2B2|(BA)(AG)(GF)|D3 FEG| FAdFEd|cdefgf|{f}e6|A6|B6|A4 (g<e)| (f<d)(e<c) d2|A6|B4 ((3dcB)|((3ABG) F2D2|D6||



MISS DR. GRANT'S MINUET FOR THE FLUTE. Scottish, Minuet (3/4 time). E Flat Major (Dow):D Major (Dow/flute). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. "Miss Dr. Grant's MInuet" was composed by Perthshire fiddler-composer Daniel Dow and was printed in his Twenty Minuets and Sixteen Reels or Country Dances(c. 1775). "Miss Dr. Grant" is a name that appears in several subscribers lists in late 18th century music collections. Fiddler-composer Daniel McLaren dedicated hisCollection of Strathspey Reels &c. With a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord (1794) to her, "by permission", and tunes were composed in her honor by Robert Macintosh ("Miss Dr. Grant's Reel" (a 6/8 jig) and the composer of ("Miss Dr. Grant's Quickstep"). John Ross of Aberdeen, who composed the music for Tannahill's lyrics, also dedicated his song from Sheridan's Pizarro, "Be merciless thou tempest dire" (Edinburgh, 1800) to her.


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Printed sources : - Daniel Dow (Twenty Minuets and Sixteen Reels or Country Dances), c. 1775; p. 2 (two versions, one set in 'D' for the flute).






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