1978-c2004 Collection of Pipe Tunes by Duncan Johnstone

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.

 

1978 Collection of Pipe Tunes Volume 1 by Duncan Johnstone.
1979 Collection of Pipe Tunes Volume 2 by Duncan Johnstone.
1999 Collection of Pipe Tunes Volume 3 by Duncan Johnstone.
c2004 His Complete Compositions by Duncan Johnstone.

Volumes 1-3 all have a title-page that is identical to its respective cover and therefore will not be shown here. A fourth book has been published that includes all the compiler’s tunes but the writer does not have it in his collection. As soon as one is acquired the details will be included here. The compiler produced cassette tapes playing many of the tunes in the books. The writer has never seen these tapes.

 

Volume 1

1      1978

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p[i], title; p [ii], advertisement; p [iii], foreword; p [iv], index; pp 1-43, tunes (57).

  • The Author’s Collection. 300mm X 210mm.

The book in the writer’s collection, which has no ISBN, is in near new condition and may well be a later edition but the only date is 1978. Included in the book is a single sheet of paper with the tune Farewell to Nigg on one side and an advertisement on the other. The advertisement is called The Piper’s Piper and gives a brief biography of Johnstone and also lists products and services available. Two items of interest are cassette tapes by Johnstone of the tunes in Vols 1 and 2.

The advertisement is not dated but it does mention that ‘…Volume III will be published later this year.’ Volume 3 is copyrighted 1999 and that is probably the same year as the advertisement.

This books was advertised in the International Piper Vol 1 No 1, May 1978, page 221 as ‘available now’. In Vol 1 No 5, September 1978, page 13 of the same publication the cassette tape was first advertised.

Volume 2

1      1979

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Front cover

p[i], title; p [ii], advertisement; p [iii], foreword; p [iv], index; pp 1-34, tunes (39); pp [35 and 36], advertisements.

  • The Author’s Collection. 295mm X 210mm.

This book was advertised for sale along with a cassette tape in the International Piper Vol 1 No 5, September 1978, page 13. There is no ISBN.

Volume 3

1      1999

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Front cover

p [i], introduction; p ii, imprint; p iii, Foreword; pp iv-v, index; p vi, blank; pp 1-29, tunes (54).

  • The Author’s Collection. 280mm X 216mm.

This edition was published by Isa Music. The Foreword is dated October 1998 but the copyright date, which appears at the bottom of each page, is 1999. Duncan Johnstone was born 1925 and died in December 1999.

On the rear cover is a glued on piece of paper with the book title and ISBN 1 872754 17 1.

Volume 4

1      c2004

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Front Cover

The details of this book will be posted as soon as they become available.

 

  • Rev 00 (24 December 2009).
  • Rev 01 (2 November 2011). Lists all four books at the top of the page.

© Geoff Hore 2011