Caller Herrin' (Gow, Nathaniel)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Edinburgh: Gow & Shepherd, n.d.[ca. 1798].
Misc. Notes Callar Herring. Composed (from the Original Cry of the Newheavn [sic] fish wives, Selling their fresh Herrings in the Streets of Edin[burgh]) by Nath[aniel] Gow. To which is added Three Favourite Tunes
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 2 Voices and Piano (Shaw)

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Arranger Geoffrey Turton Shaw (1879-1943)
Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., No.1604, 1931.
Misc. Notes Second voice is a descant. Key F major.
Includes Tonic Sol-fa notation
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General Information

Work Title Caller Herrin'
Alternative. Title Callar Herring
Composer Gow, Nathaniel
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ING 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1798 ca.
Librettist Carolina Oliphant Nairne (1766-1845) - later song version
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation piano or violin and piano; Song version: voice and piano
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Gow was a violinist and bandleader in Edinburgh, and wrote this piece originally as an instrumental tune, i.e. the original did not include a vocal part. It probably was for violin with some sort of ensemble backing. The words were added later by Carolina Oliphant Nairne (1766-1845). Various publications list the genre differently - it has been published as an air, in a collection of quadrilles, etc. Tagging subject to correction if an original is uploaded.