324 – Henderson’s Collection of Marches, Strathspeys, Reels and Jigs by Peter Henderson

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.


I       1888

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p [i], title; p[ii], index; pp I-IX, Principles of Music; pp 2-106, tunes (138); pp [107 and 108], blank. The Author’s Collection

Page 2 is the reverse side of page IX.

Cannon quite correctly assumed there was an earlier edition to the one below but he did not manage to locate it during his research.

W. L. Manson in his book, The Highland Bagpipe gives the date 1888 for this edition. Although his description is not exactly as given on the above title-page it is evident from the number of tunes he cites (138) and the price (5s) that he is talking about this edition.

II       c1896-1900.

p [i], title; p [ii], index, pp I-IX, instructions; pp 2-106, tunes (138); p (107), price list; p [108] blank.

  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.* Boards; cloth; gilt lettered. Fly-leaf at front only. 6.8 x 9.5″. Received 28 May 1900
  • University Library, Cambridge, City Library, Dundee.
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford. (received 25 May 1900).
    The Author’s Collection.

Edition II is essentially the same as edition 1. The music has the appearance of being from the same plates albeit with a number of changes. In the main these corrections consist of the removal or addition of grace notes. A a number of introductory bars have been removed. There are also some corrections to the spelling of a number of the titles. In at least one case the title of the tune was missing from edition I but has been included in edition II.

The date of edition II can be narrowed down to between 1896, when the address change to 100 Renfrew occurred, and May 1900, when copies of this edition were received by the National Library of Scotland and the Bodleian Library.

Unicorn Limited Inc in USA offers a reproduction of edition I on CD. See www.scotpress.com.


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