David Glen’s Manuscript

David Glen’s Manuscript: was completed around 1907. Containing 191 tunes, it is one of the 19th century’s biggest piobaireachd compilations. It is exceptionally wide-ranging in scope and includes several interesting contemporary compositions which indicate that the tradition was still in its creative phase. Glen’s manuscript is a fascinating ‘piper’s workshop’. In it we can see one of piping’s greatest editors actually at work, and study how he approached the tunes and the principles he applied. In addition to his editorial work, David Glen was perhaps the most prolific publisher of pipe music yet to have appeared. His Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music (17 vols., Edinr., 1876-1900) was for a good many years the standard light music edition, while his Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd (7 vols., Edinr., 1880-1907) was described by John MacDonald of Inverness in 1940 as ‘the most reliable we have today’. As well as being an editor and publisher of pipe music, David Glen was also an important pipe maker whose instruments are still prized, and a figure whose central significance to modern piping is at length being recognised.

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Lord Breadalbane’s March
Lord Reay’s Lament
MacDonald of Glengarry’s Lament
MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s Lament
MacDonalds are Simple
MacDonalds’ March
MacDonalds of Clanranald’s Gathering
MacDonalds of Clanranald’s Gathering to the Battle of Sheriffmuir
MacDonalds’ Salute
MacDougall’s Gathering
MacDougall’s Salute
MacFarlanes’ Gathering
MacIntosh’s Banner
Mackenzie of Applecross’s Salute
Mackenzie of Gairloch’s Salute
MacLean of Lochbuie’s Lament (version one)
MacLean of Lochbuie’s Lament (version two)
MacLeod of Colbecks’ Lament
MacLeod of Gesto’s Salute
MacLeod of Talisker’s Salute (version one)
MacLeod of Talisker’s Salute (version two)
MacLeod’s Controversy
MacLeod’s Rowing Piobaireachd
MacLeod’s Short Tune (A Taunt on MacLeod)
MacNeill of Barra’s Lament
Melbank’s Salute
Menzies Banner
Menzies Salute
Miss Emma Haldane’s Lament
Mrs MacLeod of Talisker’s Salute
My dearest on earth, give me your kiss
Nameless, Hiemto cherede, cherede cherede
Nameless, Hien cheve, cheen cheo
Nameless, Hienotra hioendam
Nameless, Hiharadin, otrorodin, hiharin, hiharin
Nameless, Hiharin dro o dro
Nameless, Hiharin hiento
Nameless, Hiharin hiodin, hiemdan hihiodin
Nameless, Hiharin, dareehao
Nameless, Hiharinhioen, hiodroenhioen
Nameless, Hiharinodin hiharindro, hiharinodin hiharindro
Nameless, Hiharinodin, hiharindro, hiemenodin hiementra
Nameless, Hihio tro tro
Nameless, Hihorodo hao
Nameless, Hindohindo, hindorodin
Nameless, Hindohinto, hinocheve
Nameless, Hirarin hiorodin, hiorodo hihiodin
Park Piobaireachd
Pride of Barra
Prince Charles’s Lament
Prince’s Salute
Queen Anne’s Lament
Salute on the Birth of Rory Mor MacLeod
Salute to Inverary
Sir James MacDonald of the Isles’ Salute (version one)
Sir James MacDonald of the Isles’ Salute (version two)
Sobieski’s Salute
Sound of the Waves against Duntroon (Duntroon’s warning)
Sutherlands’ Gathering
Sutherlands’ March
The Bard’s Lament
The Battle of Waterloo
The Big Spree (You are drunk; You’d better sleep)
The Boat Tune
The Comely Tune
The Company’s Lament
The Crunluath Tune
The End of Ishberry Bridge (The Atholl Salute)
The Fairy Flag
The Frenzy of Meeting (Brian O’Duff’s Lament)
The Frisky Lover
The Gunns’ Salute
The Half Finished Piobaireachd
The Hen’s March o’er the Midden
The Little Finger Tune
The Little Spree
The Mackenzies’ Gathering (version one)
The Mackenzies’ Gathering (version two)
The Middling Spree (You are drunk; You drank the wallet) (version one)
The Middling Spree (You are drunk; You drank the wallet) (version two)
The Munros’ Salute
The Old Men of the Shells
The Old Woman’s Lullaby
The Parading of the MacDonalds (version one)
The Parading of the MacDonalds (version two)
The Piper’s Farewell to his Home
The Pretty Dirk
The Red Speckled Bull
The Rout of the Lowland Captain
The Rout of the MacPhees
The Royal Salute
The Sauntering
The Sister’s Lament
The Stewarts’ White Banner
The Unjust Incarceration
The Vale of Keppoch is become desolate
The Vaunting
Too long in this condition
Tulloch Ard
We Will Take the Highway
Weighing from Land
Welcome Johnny Back Again
Young Laird of Dungallon’s Salute
Young Neill’s Salute
You’re Welcome Ewan Locheil
INDEX – Part One
INDEX – Part Two
INDEX – Part Three