329 – Henderson’s Tutor for the Bagpipe and Collection of Pipe Music 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.

 

Cannon located edition I only but since then another later edition has been located.

I      1900

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title; index; pp I-XII’ ‘instructions and exercises’; pp1-110, tunes 1-118, (marches); pp 111-148, tunes 1- 64, (strathspeys and reels); pp 149-161, tunes 1-15, (country dances jigs etc); pp [162] advertisement.

  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.* Boards, cloth. Fly-leaves at front and back. 6.7x 10.0″.
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford *  Received 29 May 1900.
  • City Library, Dundee.
  • Central Public Library, Edinburgh.
  • Mitchell Library, Glasgow.
  • British Library, London.
  • The Author’s Collection.

Manson gives the publication date, 1900, and number of tunes, 197, agreeing with the above. Since Manson’s own book was published in 1901, his date is presumably reliable. Only a few tunes in the collection have dates, the latest being 1894.

Still available in 1932 at the same price (Askew). He was probably referring to edition II.

II      1918-32.

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title; index; pp I-XII’ ‘instructions and exercises’; pp1-110, tunes 1-118, (marches); pp 111-148, tunes 1- 64, (strathspeys and reels); pp 149-161, tunes 1-15, (country dances jigs etc); pp 162 and 163, tunes (2); p [164], advertisement.

  • The Author’s Collection.

The only clue to dating this edition comes from an advertisement on page [164] that includes ‘Ltd’ after Peter Henderson. The writer has a Peter Henderson invoice dated 6 March 1918 that does not have Ltd. The earliest known use of Ltd is 1926 when Peter Henderson published Some Piobaireachd Studies by G F Ross (No 353 below).

Askew commented that this book was still available in 1932. Undoubtedly he was talking about this edition and we can state with a reasonable amount of certainty that it was published not before March 1918 and not after 1932.

Embossed in gold lettering on the front cover of both editions are the words ‘Henderson’s Tutor for the Bagpipe and Collection of Pipe Music’. The spine has, also in gold lettering, ‘Henderson’s Tutor and Collection’.

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

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  • Rev 01.   This revision contains minor changes to the text.

© Geoff Hore 2011