1990-2004 Tunes for the Highland Bagpipe by P/M Robert Mathieson

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.

 

1990 ‘Marking Time’ Tunes for the Highland Bagpipe Book One by Pipe Major Robert Mathieson.
1996 ‘About Time Two’ Tunes for the Bagpipe Second Collection by Pipe Major Robert Mathieson.
1996 ‘Taking Notes’ Tunes for the Bagpipe Third Collection by Pipe Major Robert Mathieson.
2003 ‘The Fourth Title’ Tunes for the Bagpipe Fourth Collection by Pipe Major Robert Mathieson.
2004 ‘The Fifth Amendment’ Tunes for the Bagpipe Fifth Collection by Pipe Major Robert Mathieson.

Book 1

1      1990

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Front cover

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p [i], title; p [ii-iii], contents; pp 4-43, tunes (50); p [44], advertisement.

  • The Author’s Collection. 309mm x 217mm.

The writer has two versions of this book and they are identical in all respects except the cover on one is white and the other is pale blue. If one is a later printing then there is nothing in the books to indicate this.

Book 2

1      1996

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Front cover

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p [1], title; p [2-3], contents; p 4-48, tunes (50).

  • The Author’s Collection. 280mm x 211mm.

This may be a later edition as the back cover lists:

First Collection      Marking Time      ISA Music (May 90)
Second Collection      About Time Two      ISA Music (August 96)
Third Collection      Taking Notes      ISA Music (December 96)

This implies that this edition came out after the Third Collection in December 1996. It could also be that the publishers knew when the Third Collection would be published and added the details to this one.

Book 3

1      1996

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Front Cover

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p [1], title; p [2-3], contents; p 4, Taking Notes; pp 5-47, tunes (43).

  • The Author’s Collection. 280mm x 208mm.

Book 4

1 2003

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Front cover

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p [1], title; pp [2-3], contents; p 4, The Fourth Title; pp 5-47, tunes (43); p [48], advertisement.

  • The Author’s Collection. 280mm x 210mm.

On the rear cover is the publishing history as follows:

First Collection      Marking Time     (May 90) 
Second Collection      About Time Two     (August 96) 
Third Collection      Taking Notes     (December 96) 
Fourth Collection      The Fourth Title     (December 03) 
Fifth Collection      The Fifth Amendment     (May 04)

The fact that the Fifth Collection is listed suggests that this edition of The Fourth Title may not be the first and it came out at the same time, or later than, The Fifth Amendment. This book was advertised for sale in the Piping Times Vol 56, No 4, January 2004, Page 12.

Book 5

1      ND

Although this book is listed on the back of The Fourth Title it does not appear to have been published yet.

 

  • Rev 00 (17 February 2011)

© Geoff Hore 2011