347 – Bagpipe and Drum Tutor by William Gray and John Seton

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      1922

Bagpipe and drum tutor, / containing / complete instructions, with various marches, / strathspeys, reels, retreats, slow marches & long / reveille, with their accompanying drum settings. / Specially compiled for bands by / Pipe-Major William Gray and Drum-Major John Seton (late 93rd. Hrs.), City of Glasgow Police.

Published by the authors: / Pipe-Major William Gray, 19 Park Road, lbrox, and Drum-Major John Seton, 6 Howat Street, Govan, Glasgow. / By kind permission of A. D. Smith, Esq., Chief Constable, Glasgow.
Below title: Copyright 1922. Price 2s. 6d. net; post extra.

p [i], title; p [iii], preface; p [iv], index; pp 1-12, music theory and drum instructions; pp 13-14, maintenance etc of drums; pp 15-23, bagpipe tutor; pp 24-81, pipe tunes (56) and drum settings (41); pp [82-84] blank.

Private Collection.*
Cover missing. 6.9 x 10.3″.
Mitchell Library, Glasgow.
(catalogue no. 444211). 6.7 x 10.2″. Received 1 December 1925, but dated 1922 in the catalogue. Pages 69-70 and 73-74 are missing.

II      c1925-28.

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p [i], title; p [ii], index; pp 1-12, music theory and drum instructions; pp 13-14, maintenance etc of drums; pp 15-23, bagpipe tutor; pp 24-70, pipe tunes (47) and drum settings (35).

  • University Library, Cambridge.* 7.0 x 10.3′. Received 26 November 1928.
  • Mitchell Library, Glasgow. (catalogue no. M13420).
  • The Author’s Collection.

In most cases the pipe tune is immediately followed by its drum setting. This edition has been abridged by the omission of 9 tunes, and rearranged so that pipe and drum settings of the same tunes always appear on the same open double page.

This edition can be dated after Paterson’s changed their name from Paterson, Sons & Co Ltd (c1925) and before the NLS accession date 26 November 1928.

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

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