1975-1995 Great Highland Bagpipe Books by Ian MacCrimmon

An update by Geoff Hore 2008-2015.  The writing in black font is from A Bibliography of Bagpipe Music. The update comments are in blue font.

 

1975 Music for Great Highland Bagpipe Book 1 by Iain MacCrimmon.
1978 Music for Great Highland Bagpipe Book 2 by Iain MacCrimmon.
1985 Music for Great Highland Bagpipe Book 3 by Iain MacCrimmon.
1995 Music for Great Highland Bagpipe Book 4 by Iain MacCrimmon.

There are four books in this collection. Cannon located Book 1 and included it in the Addendum to his Bibliography but since then a further three books have been published and are included here. Thanks are extended to Scott’s Highland Services Ltd for their assistance in producing this article.

 

Book 1

1      February 1975

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Front cover

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p [i], title; p [ii], Foreword; p [iii], index; pp 1-46, tunes (53); p [47], contact details.

  • The Author’s Collection. 170mm X 250mm.

The title-page is the inside of the front cover. All the music and text is in blue font.

2      November 1989

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Front cover

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p [i], title and Foreword; p [ii], index; pp 1-46, tunes (53).

  • The Author’s Collection. 170mm X 250mm.

This is identical to edition 1 except that the imprint is now moved to the same page as the Foreword and the page at the end with the contact details is removed.

Book 2

1      October 1978

Nothing is known of this edition at the moment. It has been identified from the publishing history listed in edition 2 below. A note in the International Piper, Vol 1 No 10, February 1979, page 16 states they had received this book.

2      January 1990

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Front cover

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p [i], title; p [ii], imprint; p [iii], foreword; p [iv], dedication; p [v], introduction; p [vii], index; p [viii], blank; pp 5-59, tunes (66); p [60], blank.

  • The Author’s Collection. 177mm X 264mm.

The imprint on the reverse of the title-page provides a brief publication history. It was published by Iain Norman MacCrimmon and Roderick Alexander MacLeod and Scott’s Highland Services Ltd marketed the book.

Book 3

1      January 1985

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Front cover

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p [1], title; p [2], imprint; p [3], dedication; p [4], foreword; p [5], index; pp 6-48, tunes (55).

  • The Author’s Collection. 177mm X 264mm.

Like the first two books in this collection the month and year of publication, along with the edition number, are recorded in the imprint.

Book 4

1      1995

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Front cover

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p [1], title; p [2], imprint; p [3], Personal Note; p [4], index; pp 5-48, tunes (53).

  • The Author’s Collection. 176mm X 265mm.

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  • Rev 00 (20 December 2009).
  • Rev 01 (15 February 2011).  The four titles are added at the top of page 1 and the scanned image of the front cover of Book 1, edition 2 is included.

© Geoff Hore 2011