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Niel Gow's Lament (For the Death of His Second Wife)

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By Niel Gow

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Guitar, Guitar Duet - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Niel Gow. Arranged by Dan Jones ( World, Folk, European, Celtic. Score, Set of Parts. 8 pages. Published by (S0.706935).

Item Number: S0.706935

NielGow’s Lament (For the Death of His Second Wife) is a beautifulpiece of fiddle music that is a staple of the Scottish fiddle repertoire. Itsmodal style and scope for ornamentation make it ideal for arrangement for twoguitars. The piece is suitable for intermediate/advanced players.

This download supplies you with a score, parts in notes and parts in TAB.

Niel Gowwas born in Perthshire in 1727 and is the composer of many fine fiddle tunes.His name is sometimes spelt as ‘Neil’ or even ‘Neal’. His first wife wasMargaret Wiseman and following her death, Gow married Margaret Urquhart in 1768.This lament was composed on her death in 1805.

The piece can be simplified by omitting the ornamentation or made more substantial by performing a complete repeat which works very well musically.

A recording can be heard here:

You can watch a YouTube performance via this page.

Dan hasa wealth of music for solo guitar and ensembles of all levels available forimmediate download. For videos and recordings please visit

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