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Sir Archibald Grant of Monemusk's Reel
ID JSS0530
Title Sir Archibald Grant of Monemusk's Reel
Document Reference Hend inst Dow t
Format 251 x 170 mm
Medium Printed Music sheet
Item Type Printed Collection
Subject Scottish Music, Reel
Item Description Grant of Monymusk, Aberdeenshire, was a great 18th-century 'improver', who set up new and far-sighted farming methods. A President of the Aberdeen Musical Society (see JSS0652 - JSS0662), he employed a singing teacher, Thomas Channon, to teach his estate tenants to sing harmonised psalms, a skill almost unknown anywhere in Scotland. The laird was celebrated by a practice-verse - secular words to a sacred song - so it could be practised outwith the church: 'How lovely is thy dwelling-place, / Sir Archie Grant to me; / The home-park, and the policies, / How pleasant, Sir, they be.'
Creator Daniel Dow
Publisher J Brysson, Edinburgh
Time Period 1750s-1780s
Relationships JSS0529, JSS0531
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Thirty Seven New Reels & Strathspeys for the Violin, Harpsichord, Piano Forte or German Flute, composed by Daniel Dow

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