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Piobaireachd Manuscripts - David Glen’s Manuscript


David Glen’s Manuscript: was completed around 1907.  Containing 191 tunes, it is one of the 19th century’s biggest piobaireachd compilations.  It is exceptionally wide-ranging in scope and includes several interesting contemporary compositions which indicate that the tradition was still in its creative phase.  Glen’s manuscript is a fascinating ‘piper’s workshop’.  In it we can see one of piping’s greatest editors actually at work, and study how he approached the tunes and the principles he applied.  In addition to his editorial work, David Glen was perhaps the most prolific publisher of pipe music yet to have appeared.  His Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music (17 vols., Edinr., 1876-1900) was for a good many years the standard light music edition, while his Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd (7 vols., Edinr., 1880-1907) was described by John MacDonald of Inverness in 1940 as ‘the most reliable we have today’.  As well as being an editor and publisher of pipe music, David Glen was also an important pipe maker whose instruments are still prized, and a figure whose central significance to modern piping is at length being recognised.  


A  Salute - supposed by Roderick (Dall) MacKay Lord Breadalbane's March
Abercairney's Lament Lord Reay's Lament
Abercairney's Salute MacDonald of Glengarry's Lament
Alastair Charich's March MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart's Lament
Argyle's Salute MacDonalds are Simple
Away to Your Tribe, Ewan (version one) MacDonalds' March
Away to Your Tribe, Ewan (version two) MacDonalds of Clanranald's Gathering
Barrisdale Salute MacDonalds of Clanranald's Gathering to the Battle of Sheriffmuir
Battle of Athole MacDonalds' Salute
Battle of Balladruishaig MacDougall's Gathering
Battle of Bealach nam Brog MacDougall's Salute
Battle of Glenshiel MacFarlanes' Gathering
Battle of Lochcarron Point (The Battle of Castle Strone) MacIntosh's Banner
Battle of Sheriffmuir (Cheerful Scotland) Mackenzie of Applecross's Salute
Battle of the Pass of Crieff Mackenzie of Gairloch's Salute
Battle of the Red Hill MacLean of Lochbuie's Lament (version one)
Beinn a' Ghriann MacLean of Lochbuie's Lament (version two)
Ben Cruachan MacLeod of Colbecks' Lament
Blind Piper's Obstinacy MacLeod of Gesto's Salute
Brother's Lament (version one) MacLeod of Talisker's Salute (version one)
Brother's Lament (version two) MacLeod of Talisker's Salute (version two)
Camerons' Gathering (The Gathering of the Clans) (version one) MacLeod's Controversy
Camerons' Gathering (The Gathering of the Clans) (version two) MacLeod's Rowing Piobaireachd
Capt. Wemyss Sutherlands Lament MacLeod's Short Tune (A Taunt on MacLeod)
Catherine's Lament MacNeill of Barra's Lament
Catherine's Salute Melbank's Salute
Chisholm of Strathglass's Salute (The MacKay's March) Menzies Banner
Clan Campbell's Gathering (The Battle of Doirneag) (version one) Menzies Salute
Clan Campbell's Gathering (The Battle of Doirneag) (version two) Miss Emma Haldane's Lament
Clan Ranald's Tutor Mrs MacLeod of Talisker's Salute
Cluny Macpherson's March My dearest on earth, give me your kiss
Cluny Macpherson's Salute (version one) Nameless, Hiemto cherede, cherede cherede
Cluny Macpherson's Salute (version two) Nameless, Hien cheve, cheen cheo
Colin Roy Mackenzie's Lament Nameless, Hienotra hioendam
Corinessan's Lament Nameless, Hiharadin, otrorodin, hiharin, hiharin
Corrynessan's Salute (version one) Nameless, Hiharin dro o dro
Corrynessan's Salute (version two) Nameless, Hiharin hiento
Davidson of Tulloch's Salute Nameless, Hiharin hiodin, hiemdan hihiodin
Dispraise of MacLeod Nameless, Hiharin, dareehao
Drizzle on the Stone Nameless, Hiharinhioen, hiodroenhioen
Duke of Atholl's March Nameless, Hiharinodin hiharindro, hiharinodin hiharindro
Duke of Perth's Lament Nameless, Hiharinodin, hiharindro, hiemenodin hiementra
Duke of Perth's March Nameless, Hihio tro tro
Duntroon's Salute (MacDonald's March) (version one) Nameless, Hihorodo hao
Duntroon's Salute (MacDonald's March) (version two) Nameless, Hindohindo, hindorodin
Earl of Antrim's Lament Nameless, Hindohinto, hinocheve
Earl of Breadalbane's Salute Nameless, Hirarin hiorodin, hiorodo hihiodin
Earl of Ross's March Park Piobaireachd
End of the Little Bridge (version one) Pride of Barra
End of the Little Bridge (version two) Prince Charles's Lament
Ewen of the Battles (version one) Prince's Salute
Ewen of the Battles (version two) Queen Anne's Lament
Failte Iain 'Ic Aonghais Salute on the Birth of Rory Mor MacLeod
Fair Honey Salute to Inverary
Fare thee well, Donald Sir James MacDonald of the Isles' Salute (version one)
Farewell to the Laird of Islay Sir James MacDonald of the Isles' Salute (version two)
Finlay's Lament (version one) Sobieski's Salute
Finlay's Lament (version two) Sound of the Waves against Duntroon (Duntroon's warning)
Frasers' Salute (The Menzie's Piobroch) Sutherlands' Gathering
Fuinachair Sutherlands' March
Glengarry's March The Bard's Lament
Grain in Hides and Corn in Sacks The Battle of Waterloo
Hail to my Country The Big Spree (You are drunk; You'd better sleep)
Highland Society of London's Salute The Boat Tune
Highland Society of Scotland's Salute The Comely Tune
His Father's Lament for Donald Mackenzie The Company's Lament
I am proud to play a pipe (The Earl of Cromarty's Salute) The Crunluath Tune
Inverness Piobaireachd (The MacDuff's Gathering) (version one) The End of Ishberry Bridge (The Atholl Salute)
Inverness Piobaireachd (The MacDuff's Gathering) (version two) The Fairy Flag
J. S. Macdonald of Monachyle's Salute The Frenzy of Meeting (Brian O'Duff's Lament)
John Ciar's Lament The Frisky Lover
John Ciar's Salute The Gunns' Salute
John Garbh MacLeod of Raasay's Lament The Half Finished Piobaireachd
King George the Third's Lament The Hen's March o'er the Midden
King James's Salute The Little Finger Tune
Lachlan Macneill Campbell of Kintarbert's Salute (version one) The Little Spree
Lachlan Macneill Campbell of Kintarbert's Salute (version two) The Mackenzies' Gathering (version one)
Lady Anapool's Lament The Mackenzies' Gathering (version two)
Lady Doyle's Salute The Middling Spree (You are drunk; You drank the wallet) (version one)
Lady Margaret MacDonald's Salute (version one) The Middling Spree (You are drunk; You drank the wallet) (version two)
Lady Margaret MacDonald's Salute (version two) The Munros' Salute
Laggan Salute The Old Men of the Shells
Laird of Anapool's Lament The Old Woman's Lullaby
Laird of Contullich's Lament The Parading of the MacDonalds (version one)
Lament for Alasdair Dearg MacDonald of Glengarry The Parading of the MacDonalds (version two)
Lament for Captain Donald Mackenzie The Piper's Farewell to his Home
Lament for Captain MacDougall The Pretty Dirk
Lament for Donald Cameron The Red Speckled Bull
Lament for Donald of Laggan (A Farewell to the Laird of Islay) The Rout of the Lowland Captain
Lament for Lord Frederick Leveson Gower The Rout of the MacPhees
Lament for Lord MacDonald The Royal Salute
Lament for MacSwan of Roaig The Sauntering
Lament for Mary MacLeod The Sister's Lament
Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar The Stewarts' White Banner
Lament for Sir James MacDonald of the Isles (version one) The Unjust Incarceration
Lament for Sir James MacDonald of the Isles (version two) The Vale of Keppoch is become desolate
Lament for the Castle of Dunyveg The Vaunting
Lament for the Dead Too long in this condition
Lament for the Departure of King James Tulloch Ard
Lament for the Duke of Hamilton We Will Take the Highway
Lament for the Great Supper (version one) Weighing from Land
Lament for the Great Supper (version two) Welcome Johnny Back Again
Lament for the Little Supper Young Laird of Dungallon's Salute
Lament for the Union Young Neill's Salute
Lament for Viscount Dundee (version one) You're Welcome Ewan Locheil
Lament for Viscount Dundee (version two) INDEX - Part One
Lament for Young Allan INDEX - Part Two
Leaving Kintyre INDEX - Part Three
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