1976-1990 The United States Bicentennial Collection of Bagpipe Music by Donald Varella

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.

 

1976 The United States Bicentennial Collection of Bagpipe Music Vol I by Donald Varella.
1976 The United States Bicentennial Collection of Bagpipe Music Vol II by Donald Varella.
1978 The United States Bicentennial Collection of Bagpipe Music Vol III by Donald Varella.
1990 The United States Bicentennial Collection of Bagpipe Music Vol IV by Donald Varella.

There are four books in this collection. Cannon listed Volume 1 in the Addendum to the Bibliography and the remaining three are listed here.

Donald Varella was a New Zealander and is remembered by many of the older pipers in that country. He migrated to USA some years ago and died in there.

 

Volume I

1      1976

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Front Cover

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p [i], title; pp [ii and iii], index; pp [iv and v], general discussion; pp 1-107, tunes (160).

  • The Author’s Collection.  152mm X 230mm. Purchased 1976.

The date of this edition is confirmed firstly by the date on the title-page and secondly from the list of all four books on the title-page of Volume IV There is no ISBN.

Volume II

1    1976

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Front Cover

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p [i], title; pp [ii], index; p [iii], Foreword; p [iv], photographs; p [v], essay; pp 108-164, tunes (62); p [165], epilogue.

  • The Author’s Collection.  152mm X 230mm. Purchased 1976.

There is no ISBN.

Volume III

1      1978

The writer has not located edition 1 at this time. We know there was one because edition 2 below, as well as the details on the title-page of Volume IV confirms this.

2      1990

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Front Cover

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p [i], title, p [ii], music notes; p [iii], index; p [iv], quotation; p [v], extra title-page; p [vi], tune (1); pp 200- 244, tunes (63); page [244a], letter.

  • The Author’s Collection. 152mm X 230mm.

Volume II page numbering finishes at page 164 and this book starts at page 200. A note at the bottom of page [iii] states that pages 165-199 have been left spare. There is no ISBN.

Volume IV

1     1990

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Front Cover

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p [i], title; p [ii], index; pp 245-300, tunes (83).

  • The Author’s Collection.  152mm X 230mm.

The title-page lists all four books in this series and gives the number of tunes in each book. Volume IV is credited as having 82 tunes but the index and a count of the tunes in the book shows there are, in fact, 83 tunes. There is no ISBN.

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

© Geoff Hore 2009