Prince of Wales Strathspey (1)

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X:1 T:Prince of Wales's Strathspey C:Robert Mackintosh M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Robert Mackintosh – “A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels” (1804, p. 9) N:Dedicated to the Dutchess [sic] of Manchester N:Robert “Red Rob” Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808) was a Scottish violinist and N:composer active in Edinburgh at the end of the 18th century. Originally from N:Tullymet, near Pitlochry, Perthshire. He moved to London in the last decade N:of his life. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb DE|F3GF3D B,2DE F2D2|F3GF3D GFED C2DE|F3GF3D F3GB3c|d2B2 edcB F<B3B2:| g2|f2B2 edcB F2B2D2g2|f2B2 edcB g2c2c2g2|f2B2 edcB F2B2D2B2|(A2Bc) F2e2 d2B2B2g2| f2B2 edcB F2B2D2g2|f2B2 edcB gc3ce3|df3eg3 df3cd3|F3gB3c {Bc}d2B2B2||

PRINCE OF WALES STRATHSPEY [1]. AKA and see "Garthland House (1)." Scottish, Strathspey (cut time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The strathspey was printed by John Gow in his A Favorite Collection of Slow Airs, Strathspeys and Reels (London, c. 1804, p. 1). It also appears under the "Prince of Wales Strathspey" title in a small volume printed in Dublin by Edmund Lee entitled Mrs. Parker's Selection of Scotch Tunes, Strathspey and Reels (no date), which appears to be a reprint of a portion of the Gow volume. However, the strathspey is a composition of Robert Mackintosh who first titled in "Garthland House (1)" and published it in Edinburgh in 1790. Later, however, Mackintosh included the strathspey in his Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels (c. 1803 or 1804, p. 9) under the title "Prince of Wales’s Strathspey," which is the title John Gow used for his collection issued around the same time. At this time both John and Andrew Gow and Robert Mackintosh were living and working in London, though Mackintosh was recently arrived.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Edmund Lee (Mrs. Parker’s Selection of Scotch Tunes, Strathspeys and Reels), Dublin, n.d. (early 19th century); p. 1. Robert Mackintosh (A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels), 1804; p. 9.

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