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A Collection of the Ancient Martial Music of Caledonia
by Donald Macdonald



Full title: A Collection of the Ancient Martial Music of Caledonia, called Piobaireachd As performed on the Great Highland Bagpipe. Now also Adapted to the Piano Forte Violin and Violoncello. With a Few Old Highland Lilts Prposely Set for the above Modern Instruments. To which is prefixed A Complete Tutor for attaining a thorough knowledge of the pipe music Respectfully Dedicated to the Highland Society of Scotland By Donald Macdonald Pipe Maker Edinburgh. ... NB. D. Macdonald begs leave to intimate that he teaches the Great Highland, Northumberland & Irish Bagpipes.

Publisher: Edinburgh: Donald Macdonald

Printer: Engraved and printed by Walker and Anderson for the Publisher Donald Macdonald

Date: 1822

Description:

Macdonald was commissioned by the Highland Society of London to notate piobaireachd in staff notation.
In the preface of this collection he explains that the accommodation of the music to almost all other instruments arose from 'patriotic feeling'.
Baptie dates the Collection 1831, Gore suggests c.1822-33, but watermark dates paper 1814.

Notes:

Accompaniment styles include chords, Murkys, broken chords, making the end result extremely metrical.
J. Murdoch Henderson noted on the GB-En copy that the watermark dates from 1814.
The National Museum of Scotland holds the original printing plate of page 98, and dates the publication 1821-22.
Some facsimiles online omit the accompaniments.

Gore: MC1

Link: Google Books

Biographical info: Edinburgh pipemaker Donald Macdonald was born ca.1780. (Baptie) He is described as the publisher of the Collection, although unlisted in SBTI as a publisher.

Location(s):

GB-A
Aberdeen University Library
GB-Bu
Birmingham University Library
GB-Cu
Cambridge University Library
GB-DUcl
Dundee Central Library (Wighton Collection)
GB-En
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
GB-Ep
Edinburgh City Library
GB-Eu
Edinburgh University Library
GB-Gm
Mitchell Library, Glasgow
GB-Grc
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
GB-Gu
University of Glasgow Library
GB-Lam
Royal Academy of Music, London
GB-Lbl
British Library, London
GB-Lcm
Royal College of Music, London
GB-Lcs
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House, London
GB-Mp
Manchester Public Library
GB-Mr
Manchester University Library
GB-NTu
Newcastle University Library
GB-Ob
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
GB-P
A K Bell Library, Perth
GB-SA
Saint Andrews University Library
GB-SHE
Sheffield University Library
IRL-Dn
National Library of Ireland, Dublin
IRL-Dtc
Trinity College Dublin

GB-DUcl 8486
GB-En Glen 298
GB-P Bf5