Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Know your Scottish music history : Domenico Corri

On this day …

Domenico Corri was born in Rome, 4th Oct 1746. He came to Scotland and became a music publisher. His Scottish song collection was famous, but that wasn’t his only Scottish-themed publication.

The Whittaker Library at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has A collection of strathspey reels : with a bass for the violoncello or harpsichord ; most humbly dedicated to Her Grace the Dutchess of Athole by Niel Gow at Dunkeld.  It was published by Corri in (we think) 1792, and it's in our Special Collections.  Details here.
  • Also worth knowing about: Dundee City Library holds the fabulous Wighton Collection of early printed Scottish sources, including books by Corri.  Find out more here.

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