William Donaldson's General Published Piobaireachd Index
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TUNES Donald MacDonald MacArthur/MacGregor Gesto Angus MacKay Uilleam Ross Donald MacPhee C. S. Thomason Glen's Ancient Piobaireachd Glen's Edinburgh Collection Piobaireachd Society first series McLennan 1907 McLennan 1925 G. F. Ross Comments
A Flame of Wrath for Squinting Peter             273-4 160-1 viii, 4       27 (SPS); 22-3 (MAOP) Thomason's title is 'A Satire on Patrick Chaoig'. G. F. Ross's tune is 'hintoradin hiento, hodrova hioemto' and he gives it in both of his collections.
A Gathering             257; 387              
Abercairney's Salute   140   76-8     145-6             MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Charles MacArthur.'
Alastair Charich's March             63-4              
An t-Auiltich     1-3                      
Beinn a Ghriann   132         288             There are links here with Gesto's Strone tune.
Beloved Scotland I leave thee gloomy   141         221 146-8            
Ben Cruachan   148         216-7; 393             Thomason includes this tune twice, the second time as 'Nameless no.13'.
Black Donald's March 106-10         i, 22-24 47 18-20           Donald MacDonald says: 'Piobaireachd Dhomhnuill Duibh Black Donald Balloch of the Isles's March to the First Battle of Inverlochy 1427'.
Boisdale's Salute 56-60             68-9     5     Glen's title is 'Alaistair Mor MacDonald of Boisdale's Salute.'
Captain Donald MacKenzie's Lament             9 47-9            
Castle Menzie             67-8              
Catherine's Lament   139         242     v, 12        
Catherine's Salute         64-65   321-2             Ross says: 'Very Old'.This is MacKay with an additional doubling, but reset in 2/4 rather than 3/4: sensibly, and with much better rhythm.
The Cave of Gold                         88 (SPS); 22-3 (MAOP G. F. Ross says 'communicated by Mr. Simon Fraser of Melbourne, Australia...'
Caugh Vic Rich Aro     32-3                      
Chisholm of Strathglass's Salute             187; 300; *394             Thomason has this in more than once, the first time under the title 'The MacKay's March.'
Chisholm's Salute       41-2   i, 28-9 124 23-4       10    
Clan Chattan's Gathering         92-4   286; 385 66-7     8     Ross says: 'Copied from Alex. MacDonald Piper to the Late Earl of Fife.'Follows MacKay.
Clanranald's gathering to Sheriffmuir 68-70         i, 40-1 16     ii, 16-17 2     Donald MacDonald says: ' Cruinneachadh Chlaun Raonuill The Gathering of the McDonalds of Clanranald to the Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715 Where the Chief was Slain.'
Clanranald's Salute       96-8   ii, 23-6 249-50 75-6            
Cluny MacPherson's March             230              
Cluny MacPherson's Salute         60-1   258; 391              
Colin MacRae of Invereenat's Lament         103   204-5             Ross notes 'There is no Doubling on any of the Variations of this Tune.Copied from Alex. MacDonald Piper to the Late Earl of Fife.'Thomason's title is 'The Lament for Duncan MacRae of Kintail.'
Corrinessan's Salute               180-1   ii, 8-9     44-5 (MAOP) Glen calls this 'A Salute to the Corry of the Tiny Fall', and attributes it to Rory Dall MacKay.He adds in a note: 'The Urlar, Var. 1st and its Doubling is from an old MS. in possession of Dr. Charl. Bannatyne.The Taorluaths and Crunluaths have been added by the Compiler'.Glen's part 6 was published probably in 1905, so that it would pre-date the second issue of the Piobaireachd Society Collection (first series) where William Stewart says that his arrangement is the first publication of the tune.His text follows Glen, but cuts the first variation and taorluath 'up' in contradistinction to Glen.
Craigellachie 61-67     33-36     3-4 167-9   i, 12-15       Donald MacDonald says: 'Craigillachy The Grants' Gathering. Craigillachy, a Mountain in Strathspey, has been considered from Time Immemorial As a kind of rallying point of the Clan Grant.'
Davidson of Tulloch's Salute       68-71     147-8             MacKay's text says: 'Composed by John Mackay. 1821.'
Dispraise of MacLeod             332              
Donald Gruamach's March 13-22   21-5     i, 46-51 7-8 102-4         46 (SPS) Donald MacDonald's title is 'Donald Gruamach of Slate's lament for the death of his elder brother'.
Drizzle on the Stone             297              
Duke of Hamilton's Lament 23-9           10-12 200-202           Donald MacDonald's title: 'Lamentation for the Duke of Hamilton'.
Duntroon's Salute     25-6       351-2             Gesto calls this 'Lasan Phadrig Chiegch
Ewin of the Battles             224              
Fair Honey             238              
Fare thee well, Donald             362-3              
Farewell to Colonel Leigh             126              
Farewell to the Laird of Islay             254              
Finlay's Lament             80 190-191         33 (SPS)  
Fuinachair             295              
G. Campbell of Calder's Salute             54             Not indexed in Thomason
Gathering of the MacDonalds of Clanranald             46              
General Thomason's Salute             400             Marked, 'A. Paterson. HLI.1893'
Glengarry's Lament       31-2     149 44     2     In MacKay's Ancient Piobaireachd it says: ''Composed by Archibald Munro.'[And since this was a recent event, his literary editor James Logan characteristically withholds the date?]
Glengarry's March 30-33   41-3       13-15 105-6           Donald MacDonald says: 'Played by Glengarry's piper, at the burring of the church of Cill Chriosda in revenge of the murder of Aonghas a Chaoil of the Glengarry family by the Culloden people.'
Grain in Hides and Corn in Sacks             371              
Gunn's Salute         69-72   265-6             Ross says: 'By William Gunn'.
Hail to my Country             369              
Hector MacLean's Warning   134   37-8     151             MacKay's text identifies Hector as 'The Son of Allan nan Sop'.
Hector Roy McLean's Lament         106   211-12           40-1 (MAOP) Uilleam Ross notes: 'There is no Doubling on any of the Variations of this tune.'This is by far the best version of this available, much richer, longer and more subtle setting than in MacKay.
Hey for the Old Pipes             311              
His Father's Lament for Donald Mackenzie             246-7              
I got a Kiss of the King's Hand       14-16     156-7 72-3     7   40-1 (MAOP) MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Patrick Mor MacCrummen.1651.'
In Praise of Morag     4-6   72-4   78-9 228-30         36-7 (SPS) Uilleam Ross says: 'Ceilearadh': musical melodious. 'Mhorag'. The name adapted by Prince Charlie when in female attire in the Highlands.'Ross follows MacKay, although the notation of the ground is closer to MacDonald.
Isobel MacKay     35-7 26-27     134 40-1   i, 10-11       Thomason gives as an alternative title 'The Battle of Maolroy'.
James VI's Salute   131         251 6-7           Glen calls this 'King James VI's Lament'.The MacArthur /MacGregor which has both a James VI's Salute and a James VI's Lament, two different tunes, should be checked against Glen.
John Garbh MacLean of Coll's Broadsword             69-70              
John Garbh MacLeod of Raasay's Lament       23-25     61, 62 172-4   i, 4-7     31 (SPS); 42-3 (MAOP MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Patrick Mor MacCrummen.Soon After 1648.'Glen gives the first variation singling and doubling from Donald MacDonald's MS.
King George III's Lament       102-5   ii, 35-8 117             MacKay's text says: 'Composed by John MacKay.1820.'
Kinlochmoidart's Lament (no.1)         28-32   213-5 197-9   v, 2-3       MacKay calls this 'MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart's Salute'.Ross removes a lot of the cadences in the ground, and adds an up-cut siubhal, singling and doubling to MacKay.
Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert's Salute             367-8              
Lady Anapool's Lament             180              
Lady Doyle's Salute       43-4     150     iv, 14       MacKay's text says: 'Composed by John Mackay.'
Lady MacDonald's Lament   152   137-140     199 185-7         35 (SPS) MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Angus MacArthur.1790.'
Lady Margaret MacDonald's Salute   155         305-6; 339 238-9            
Lament for Abercairney             344              
Lament for Black Sorley 98-101           42-3             Donald MacDonald says: 'Cumhadh Dubh ShomhairleA Doleful Lament for the Death of Samuel a Celebrated Piper.'Elsewhere this tune is known as 'The Stuarts' White Banner', see below.
Lament for Captain MacDougal             364-5 216-7   iv, 15-17   2-3    
Lament for Captain Wemyss Sutherland             *347             Thomason notes: 'By W. Gunn'.
Lament for Colin Roy MacKenzie             316             Willie Gray gives an alternative tone row for this tune which he says is better than Angus MacKay's in Piping and Dancing, September 1939)
Lament for Colonel Forbes             155              
Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon         34-40   81-4 93-5           Ross uses more than one style of eallach, one of which as an obvious source for Archibald Campbell's later ugly rationalisation of this movement and reduction of it to a single unchanging form.*
Lament for Donald Cameron             143-4             By Keith Cameron
Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay   147   7-8     113-4 81-3         36-7 (MAOP) MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Donald Mor MacCrummen.1649.'
Lament for Iain Ciar             317             Thomason prints the 'Salute for Iain Ciar' on the adjoining p.318, which is basically the same tune arranged a little differently.
Lament for King James having left the Crown of England and Scotland and going to France     37-8                      
Lament for Lachlan Mor MacLean             93-5              
Lament for Lady Anapool             180              
Lament for Lord MacDonald             301             This is by Prof. MacArthur
Lament for Lord Breadalbane             345-6              
Lament for Lord Fred Leveson Gower             333              
Lament for MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart             307-8             This is the second of the Kinlochmoidart tunes.
Lament for MacDonald's Tutor             239 4-5            
Lament for MacSwan of Roaig             85-6              
Lament for Mary MacLeod         104-5   269-70 192-3 iv, 16       46-7 (MAOP) Uilleam Ross's title is 'Mary MacLeod's Lament, (The Isle of Skye Poetess).Copied from Alex. MacDonald Piper to the Late Earl of Fife.'Interestingly it includes the awful High G at the beginning of bar 15 of the doubling of the first variation. Sandy MacDonald's son, Johnny, played high A here. An interesting example of stylistic variation within a single family.The Edinburgh Collection score is marked 'as played by Colin Cameron'; the eallachs are played 'down'.
Lament for Montrose             41             This is by James MacKillop of Polmont
Lament for Patrick Og 84-88     82-3   i, 8-9 37-8 28-30   i, 8-9     48-9 (MAOP) Donald MacDonald says: 'Cumh Pharic More Mhic CruimmennLament on the death of Patrick More McCruimmenn.'MacKay's text says: 'Composed by John Dall MacKayPiper to Gairloch.'
Lament for Prince Henry of Battenberg             112              
Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar 94-7         ii, 46-7 40-1 218-9   iii, 8-9       Donald MacDonald calls this: 'Cumhadh Raoninuill mhic Aileain OigLament for Ronald MacDonald Esqr. of Morar'.
Lament for Sir James MacDonald of the Isles (attr. to Charles MacArthur)   151         353              
Lament for Sir James MacDonald of the Isles (attr. To Wm. MacDonald of Vallay)             323              
Lament for Sir John Garbh MacLean of Coll             127; 327 57-9            
Lament for the Castle of Dunyveg             225              
Lament for the Departure of King James 89-91         ii, 4 18             Donald MacDonald says: 'Suihel ShemesLament for King James' Departure in 1688'.
Lament for the Duke of Perth             319              
Lament for the Earl of Antrim             233-4 175-7     4   46 (SPS); 28-9 (MAOP  
Lament for the Great Supper             354             Begins the same way as the Little Supper tune, but is thereafter developed differently.
Lament for John Campbell of the Lovat Scouts                 ii, 2-3         Composed by Roderick Campbell for his brother. The title continues 'Killed S. A. 20th Sept. 1901'.
Lament for the Laird of Anapool   156 38-40       108             In the published edition of the MacArthur/MacGregor the editors call this 'The Laird of Arnaboll's Lament'. In the original MS source the title is'Lord Anapole's Lament'.
Lament for the Laird of Contullich             324-5              
Lament for the Little Supper             229              
Lament for the Old Sword             28 12-13            
Lament for Peter McCruimon (the last of the twins)                 ii, 28-9         This is the composition of James Mauchline and it is quite a good tune.
Lament for the Writer             350              
Lament for Young Allan             370              
Leaving Kintyre             342              
Lord Colin Campbell's Salute           ii, 32-4               Composed by Donald MacPhee.MacPhee adds 'Dedicated to Lord Colin Campbell in commemoration of his election as M. P. for Argyllshire. August 1878.'
Lord Lovat's Lament       141-3     198 35-6   iv, 8-9     26 (SPS) Glen notes: 'Communicated by Mr Simon Fraser,Melbourne, Australia.'This Fraser setting is very different from the one published in the Piobaireachd Society Collection (second series).
Lord MacDonald's Lament   144                        
MacCrimmon will never return       17-20   ii, 1-2 162 74-5       4   MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Donald Bain MacCrummen.A.D. 1745.'and gives words as follows: 'Cha till cha till cha till mi tuille; Cha till cha till cha till mi tuille; Ged Phillias [sic] MacLeoid cha bheo MacCruimein.s'mo thruaighe mo thruaighe'
MacCrimmon's Sweetheart         77-9   208 98-9; 164-6     2   8-9 (MAOP) Ross is similar to MacKay but re-sets the ground.Ross uses closed MacKay style fosgailte movements here.Glen prints two settings, the second developed to a duinte conclusion. Thomason's setting unequivocally shows the anacrusis, which also appears in MacDougall Gillies's Dundee MS.
MacIntosh's Banner             268           38 (SPS) G. F. Ross calls this 'Chisholm's Lament'
MacDonald of Sunda's Lament             54              
MacFarlanes' Gathering             131             Thomason says 'Leech of Glendaruel & Gillies' Version' and also 'Set by Pipe Major Gillies after Piper Leech of Glendaruel'.This is an interesting setting with the parts played alternately down and up.
MacIntosh's Lament       162-8   i, 37-9 48 31-4           MacKay's text says: 'About the year 1526'
Macintyre's Salute             262-3 63-4            
Mackenzie of Applecross's Salute       135-6   ii, 48-9 160             MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Angus Mackay.'
Mackenzie of Gairloch's Lament   153   110-2     158-9 206-8           MacKay's textsays: 'Composed by John Mackay, The Family Piper.'
MacKenzie of Gairloch's Salute             191              
MacLean of Coll's Triumph             *327              
MacLean of Lochbuie's Lament             70              
MacLeod of Colbecks's Lament       149-52     163-4     v, 15-18       MacKay's text says: 'Composed by John MacKay.'
MacLeod of Gesto's Salute             340; 388             The second of these in Thomason is the second of Colin Campbell's settings of MacLeod of Gesto's Salute, i, 67-70
MacLeod of MacLeod's Lament       131-4   ii, 11-14 165-6 51-3   ii, 1-4     26-7 (MAOP) MacKay's text says: 'Composed by MacCrummen.'
MacLeod of Raasay's Salute       9-11   ii, 5-7 55 37-9           MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Angus Mackay Gearloch.'
MacLeod's Controversy       84     161           16-17 (MAOP) MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Donald Mor MacCrimmenAbout the Year 1603.'
MacLeod's Rowing Tune     20-21 39-40     109-10 223-5   iii, 4-5     18-19 (MAOP) MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Donald Mor Maccrummen.'Gesto's title is 'Lamentation for McLeod of Greshershish'This is corrected to 'Greshornish' in his 'Remarks'
MacLeod's Short Tune             292             Thomason calls this 'A Taunt on MacLeod'
MacNeil of Barra's March       72-3     118           35 (SPS) G. F. Ross calls this 'MacNeil of Barra's Lament'.
MacNeill of Kintarbert's Fancy             357-8              
MacRae's March   150   21-22     188-189 170-71   i, 18-19   2-3   MacKay's text says: 'A. D. 1491.' Glen gives an alternative setting of the ground from the MacArthur MS, by favour of Dr. Charles Bannatyne.
March of the Laird of Coll             *154             Not in Thomason's index
March of the MacDonalds                            
Mary's Lament         97-8                 By W. Ross'. A perfectly adequate tune, if perhaps a little conventional in its development
Mary's Praise 73-79         i, 10-13 30-1 182-4     3   39 (SPS) Donald MacDonald calls this: 'Moladgh Mari Marys Praise for her Gift McLauchlans March Composed by the family piper.'
Melbank's Salute         16-19   271-2 214-5           Ross's style of eallach changes with time signature.This is MacKay, except Rossplays his fosgailte opened.MacKay gives the crunluath in ordinary form.
Menzies' Salute       51-2     99-100; 101-2             MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Macintyre.'
Miss Mabel Thomason's Salute             129             This is by Keith Cameron
Mrs. MacLeod of Tallisker's         66-69   284-5             Ross says: 'By Donald Roy MacCruimmon.' Ross's setting as in MacKay but with one or two individual touches.
Mrs. Smith's Salute             35 118-9           Glen says: 'Composed by John McKenzie.'
My dearest on earth give my             152-3 240-3              
My King has landed in Moidart       1-4   ii, 39-42 59-60 70-1   iii, 10-13       MacKay's text says: 'Composed by John MacIntyre.1745.'
Nameless     33-5                      
Nameless No. 12             392              
Nameless No. 8 Hiharin dro o             *387   ii, 8-9         This tune is published by Archibald Campbell in PS4, 107-8, ostensibly from Duncan Campbell's MS; the notes make no mention of the two previously published scores.
Nameless No.1             377-8              
Nameless No.10             389-90              
Nameless No.15             395              
Nameless No.16             396              
Nameless No.17 Hio tro tro             397              
Nameless No.19             399              
Nameless No.3             381              
Nameless No.4             382-3              
Nameless No.5   146         384              
Parading of the MacDonalds             69; 326             Thomason's title for the first of theseis: 'MacDonald of the Isles' Salute'. It does not appear in his index.
Prince Charles's Lament       169-71     123     iv, 5       MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Captn. Malcolm MacLeod.1746.'
Queen Anne's Lament         58-60   232             Ross follows MacKay here.
Red Alister MacDonald of Glengarry's Lament     30-32       87           28-9 (SPS) Gesto calls this 'Lamentation of Mac Vic Allister'
Rev. Dr. Norman MacLeod's Lament         62-3                 By W. Ross.Piper to Her Majesty.1874.No man ever wrote and spoke in behalf of Highlanders, and Highland music, like the late Dr. Norman MacLeod, Therefore this Piobaireachd is composed to his memory by W. Ross. Piper to Her Majesty.'A little bland, but not a bad tune, a sweet unpretentious little piece. Interesting influence of Donald MacDonald on style of notation.
Salute on the Birth of Rory Mor 92-3           36 188-9         40-41 (SPS) Donald MacDonald calls this: ''n ann air mhire tha sibhComposed by McCruimen at the birth of Roderick More Macleod in Dunvegan Castle Isle of Skye, in 1715.'
Salute to Inverary             257              
Scarce of Fishing         22-27   209-210 132-5   ii, 12-15     52-3 (MAOP) Uilleam Ross calls this 'The Fishers of Geogh Brodinn.'Note the timings of phrase endings, heavily cadenced in the style of Colin Cameron.Ross points the pendulum movement 'down';MacKay plays it 'up'.The title in the Piobaireachd Society Collection (first series) is 'Lochnell's Lament'.
Sir Ewan Cameron of Lochiel's Salute       49-50     133             Thomason calls this 'Away to your tribe Ewen', and marks it 'From Playing of K. Cameron.'
Sir James MacDonald of the Isles' Salute       99-101   ii, 26-28 71-2             MacKay's text says: 'Composed by William Macdonald Esqr. of Vallay.'
Sobieski's Salute             298-99              
Sound of the Waves against the Castle of Duntroon           i, 4-7 26-7 220-2           Thomason's title is 'Duntroon's Warning'.
Struan Robertson's Salute       79-80   ii, 19 169 14            
The Bard's Lament   149                        
The Battle of Atholl             330             McLennan 1907 has a
The Battle of Auldearn         50-52   203 236-7   v, 4-6       Ross calls this 'The Battle of Water Earn'.He follows MacKay, on the whole, but with interesting differences of detail.
The Battle of Balladruishaig             289              
The Battle of Bealach nam Brog             328-9              
The Battle of Doirneag             360             Thomason's index says: 'Campbell, Gathering of Clan or Battle of the Dorneag (pebbles)'
The Battle of Glenshiel             366              
The Battle of Park             96; *385             Thomason prints Park no 1 on p.96 and Park no.2 on p. *386
The Battle of Sheriffmuir       63-5     89-90; 170     v, 7-9       MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Finlay Dubh MacRae.1715.'Thomason's title is 'Cheerful Scotland'.
The Battle of Strone         79-81   63; 240; 355-6             Ross's title is 'The Battle of Castle Strone'.Ross follows MacKay generally, but with slight tweaks to the variations.Thomason prints three different settings of this tune under three different titles, 'Alastair Carich's March'; 'The Battle of Castle Strone', and 'The Battle of Lochcarron Point'
The Battle of the Bridge of Perth             359 64-5            
The Battle of the Pass of Crieff         75-7   255             Ross's setting is much more rhythmically precise and deft than MacKay's.
The Battle of the Red Hill   136     20-21   253             Ross's Gaelic title is 'Fear na Breacan Duibh'.Which would be 'The Man with the Black Plaid.' Ross plays MacKay style fosgailte, but MacDonald style in doubling.*This is obviously the hint which led to the adoption of the spurious fosgailte a mach by Archibald Campbell.This tune is merely the latter half of 'MacCrimmon's Sweetheart'.
The Battle of Waterloo       89-92     167-8             MacKay's text says: 'Composed by John Mackay.1815.'
The Battle of Waternish             243 2-3         10-11 (MAOP)  
The Bells of Perth   133   106-9   i, 42-5 73-5 77-81   ii, 5-7     54-5 (MAOP)  
The Berisdale Salute         99-102   248             Ross's version is plainly irregular; it is amended by Thomason in Ceol Mor.
The Bicker             292; 343 144-5           Thomason gives both of the Bicker tunes; his title for the second is 'The Extirpation of the Tinkers by the King's Orders.'Glen's title is 'The Royal Bicker.(The Little Drinking Cup).Glen's is the 'Two Faced Englishman' tune.There seems to be little consistency in the naming of these two tunes.
The Big Spree   129         106-7 203-5         32 (SPS)  
The Black Watch's Salute         47-9   256; 347             Ross says: 'By J. MacDonald 1730.'
The Blind Piper's Obstinacy             334-5     v, 10-11     46 (SPS); 50-51 (MAO  
The Blue Ribbon         4-7   141-2 194-6         39 (SPS) Thomason calls this 'The Grants' Blue Ribbon'
The Boat Tune             218; *385              
The Brother's Lament   143     42-3   220             Ross follows MacKay here.
The Camerons' Gathering             32              
The Carles of Sligachin             56-7              
The Carles with the Breeks 102-5     5-6   ii, 17-18 45 45-6   iv, 12-13       Donald MacDonald says: 'Bodaich na 'm BrigisLord Braidalbane's MarchTo the Battle fought betwixt him and the Sinclairs of Caithness at Wick.'It's obvious that comparing MacKay's with MacDonald's settings, the former take up a good deal less space on the page than the latter: one reason, cheapening printing costs, perhaps, for MacKay adopting the course he did with his settings.One of the ways he achieved this was to indicate repeats wherever he could, whereas MacDonald always wrote out everything in full.MacKay gives words for the first line thus: 'Tha Bodaich na'm Brigan, Tha Bodaich na'm Brigan, Tha Bodaich na'm Brigan a nise ga'r fagail'
The Comely Tune             309-10              
The Company's Lament         40-1   259             Ross follows MacKay here.
The Crunluath Tune             320              
The Daughter's Lament   145         76-7; 302 151-3           Thomason gives the title from Donald MacDonald's MS, namely, 'The Lament for General Cleaver'.Glen gives as an alternative title 'A Lament for General Claverhouse.'
The Desperate Battle         107-10 i, 14-16 206-7 130-1           Ross notes: 'Copied from Colin Cameron Piper to the Earl of Fife.(In Logans Collection.)'This was the setting Bob Nicol played: much longer and richer than the mere sketch in MacKay.This is the only tune published by MacPhee which was also published by Uilleam Ross, so it looks as if MacPhee was deliberately avoiding Ross titles.Thomason's name for this tune is 'The Desperate BattlePerth 1395'.Glen calls the tune 'The Desperate Battle of the Birds' and adds descriptive tags to the urlar and first variation, the urlar being 'Before the Battle. The Challenge' and Var. 1 being 'After the Battle.The moans of the wounded.'
The Desperate Battle (Cachullin)             58; 112 15-17           Thomason includes this tune twice, the second time with the title 'Angus MacDonald's Assault'.
The Duke of Albany's Lament         113                 Ross says: 'By W. RossPiper to Her Majesty 1884. The 1st variation of this tune may be played as a Funeral March. No Doubling to any of the variations of this tune.'This is not one of Uilleam Ross's happier outings in this field.
The Duke of Perth's March       59-60     171             MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Finlay Dubh MacRae.1745.'
The Earl of Ross's March     16-19 122-4     201-2             MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Donald Mor MacCrummen.About the Year 1600.'Gesto's title is 'Kiaunidize'
The Earl of Seaforth's Salute       116-8   i, 25-27 172-3 80-1       8-9   MacKay's text says: Composed by Finlay Dubh Macrae.1745.'MacKay gives words to the ground as follows: 'Slαn gu n'till fear chinn duibhSlαn gu n'till fear chinn diubhSlαn gu n'till fear chinn duibhSlαn gu n'till UillichanSlαn gu n'dithSlαn gu rigSlàn gu n'dith UillichanS'-toighleam fhein fear chinn duibhs'-toighleam fhein Uillichantha na ciadamh a muigh s'tha na ciadamh a stich s'tha na ciadamh a muigh s'toigh leam fein UillichanSlàn gu n'till fear chinn duibhSlàn gu n'till UillichanSlàn gu n'till Slàn gu rig Slàn gu n'dith Uillichan.
The Elchies Salute             51-3 162-3           Glen calls this 'The MacNab's Salute (2nd Setting)', adding in a note: 'This tune is named, Jas. Wm. Grant of Elchies's Salute, in MacDonald's MS, from which MS this setting is transcribed.'
The End of Ishberry Bridge         95-6   264; 303             Ross says: 'Copied from Duncan Campbell.Ross's title is 'Inchburny Bridge, or the Duke of Athole's Salute.'Ross plays an opened crunluath fosgailte here. Interesting tune; Campbell of Foss's ground is quite different, much more free and musical than the typical gathering/battle tune type treblings in the other scores. The online Ordnance Survey shows an Inchberry, a hamlet on the west bank of the River Spey about a mile south west of Fochabers. The New Statistical Account places it in 'the northernextremity' of the parish of Rothes, and says it belongs to the Duke of Richmond.A good example * of a tune which has one version so different in the ground as to sound like a different air. Thomason prints the Campbell of Foss version.
The End of the Great Bridge 111-115           49-50 127-9           Donald MacDonald says: 'Ceann na Drochaid MhoridhThe End of the Great BridgeComposed in midst of the Battle at Inverlochy 1427 Wherein Donald Balloch, of the Isles was Victorious over the Royal Forces.'
The End of the Little Bridge 38-47   28-30       19-21       6     Donald MacDonald calls this: 'Ceann na Drochaid big ior the Clans' Gathering composed on the last battle fought at Inverlochy in 1645'.
The Fairy Flag             244-5              
The Finger Lock 7-12         ii, 15-16 6 60-2           Donald MacDonald says: 'Composed by Raonuill Mac Ailein Oig, one of the MacDonalds of Morar'.
The Frenzy of Meeting     40-1       294             Thomason gives 'Lament for Brian O' Duff' as an alternative title.Gesto calls this 'Tumilin o'Counichan'
The Frisky Lover         53-5   260-1              
The Glen is Mine       157-61   ii, 8-10 128 21-2       1   MacKay's text says 'Composed by John MacCrummen.'
The Gordons' Salute     8-10 45   ii, 3 174 50           Gesto calls this 'McLeod Gesto's Gathering'
The Groat 80-83           33-4 109-10         12-13 (MAOP) Donald MacDonald calls this: 'An Groatha The Groat Composed by McCruimen piper to McLeod of Dunvegan on the christning of Rory More the Chief's Son'.Glen calls it 'The Drunken Groat'.
The Half Finished Piobaireachd       144-5     175-6             MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Patrick Og MacCrummen and John Dall Mackay.'
The Hen's March o'er the Midden             252              
The Highland Society of London's Salute (John MacKay's tune)             235-6              
The Highland Society of London's Salute (Ross's tune)         90-1                 Ross says: 'Composed by W. Ross.Piper to Her Majesty and the Highland Society of London. July 1875.This Salute is dedicated to The Highland Society of London, to whose encouragement and assistance the Author is greatly indebted for being able to publish this Edition'. Passable tune--strong idea, good peaty flavour. MacKay style closed fosgailte.
The Highland Society of Scotland's Salute   138   146-8   i, 32-3 177             MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Professor MacArthur.1790.'
The Inverness Piobaireachd         44-7   216; 312 234-5           Ross is MacKay with two additional variations, a thumb variation and siubhal not in MacKay; Ross also gives an opened fosgailte. Thomason gives the tune twice, the second time with the title 'The MacDuffs' Gathering.'This is the title it also bears in Glen.
The Isle of Mull Blue Ribbon             139-40; 275-6             Thomason's second title is 'The Tune of Strife'.
The King's Taxes             361 154-5         14-15 (MAOP)  
The Laggan Salute             1-2              
The Laird of Borlum's Salute             222-3 122-3            
The Lament for Donald of Laggan             231     v, 1     25 (SPS); 34-5 (MAOP  
The Lament for the Children         12-16   137-8 100-101   iii, 1-3     42-5 (SPS); 38-9 (MA Uilleam Ross's setting is MacKay with occasional flickers of near Donald MacDonald.
The Lament for the Dead         8-10   65-6; 267 212-3         34 (SPS) Uilleam Ross's setting is as in MacKay's MS with a slight tightening up of his notation.Thomason's title for this tune is 'The Rout of Bendoeg.'
The Lament for the Harp Tree       85-8     181-4 140-3   iii, 14-17     30-33 (MAOP)  
The Lament for the Only Son         55-8   91-2 96-7   ii, 10-11       Ross broadly follows MacKay here, but has a variation not in the latter.
The Lament for the Union     13-16       227-8              
The Lament for Viscount Dundee       74-5     195-6             Thomason calls this 'Lament for Claverhouse'.
The Little Finger Tune             280-1              
The Little Spree             104-5 178-9            
The MacDonalds are Simple             338              
The MacDonald's Salute   137   46-8     178           20-21 (MAOP) MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Donald Mor MacCrummen.'
The MacDougalls' Gathering   157         379-80              
The MacDougalls' Salute             296              
The Macfarlane's Gathering             131             Thomason says: 'Set by Pipe Major Gillies after Piper Leach of Glendaruel.'
The MacGregor's Salute       153-6   i, 30-1 179 89-90            
The MacIntosh's Banner         111-12   268             Ross notes: 'By W. MacKenzie.'This is not in MacKay.This is the earliest recorded version of this tune. There's no trace of it in any of the earlier MS or printed sources, until it crops up in David Glen's MS, where the source is given as Ross.
The MacKay's Banner       119-21   ii, 20-22 121-2 84-5       5    
The MacKenzies' Gathering       12-13     111              
The MacLeans' Gathering             65-6; 337             The first of these in Thomason is Donald MacDonald's setting; the second, MacKay's.
The MacLeans' March   142   53-5     185-186              
The MacNab's Salute       93-5   ii, 43-5   54-6            
The Marquis of Argyll's Salute     26-7 61-2     197 226-7           Gesto calls this 'Marquis of Talibeardin'sSalute at Dunvegan Castle'
The Marquis of Lorne's Salute           ii, 29-31               Composed by Donald MacPhee.MacPhee adds 'Dedicated to the Most Noble the Marquis of Lorne in commemoration of his appointment as Governor General of Canada.'
The Massacre of Glencoe       28-30     97-8 42-43; 120-1         46 (SPS) MacKay's text says: 'A. D. 1692.'Glen gives two settings, the second an edited version from Donald MacDonald's MS.
The Men Went to Drink         11-12   219 158-9     3     Ross' setting as in MacKay's MS with an added taorluath breabach movement, which does nothing for the tune.
The Menzies Pibroch               125-6           Glen says: 'Another version of this Tune is known as 'The Frasers' Salute'.
The Middling Spree             103              
The Munros' Salute       81     190             MacKay's text says: 'Composed by John Dall Mackay, Gairloch.'
The Old Woman's Lullaby         32-3   44-5             Ross is the same as in MacKay
The Piper's Farewell to his Home             374-5              
The Piper's Salute to his Master             277-279 113-6           Glen says: 'Communicated by Colin Cameron, Piper to the Duke of Fife.'
The Piper's Warning to his Master       125-7   i, 1-3 88 86-7;111-2         30 (SPS) MacKay gives as an alternative title 'Piobaireachd of Dunyveg.About the year 1647'Glen has two settings, the second is from Donald MacDonald's MS edited by Glen himself.
The Pretty Dirk       80   i, 27 191             MacKay's text says: 'Composed by Patrick Oig MacCrummen.'
The Pride of Barra   135         118; 398             Thomason calls this 'MacNeill of Barra's March'.
The Prince Consort's Lament         1-3                 By Wm. Ross.Piper to Her Majesty.
The Prince's Salute 1-6         i, 17-19 5 25-7   i, 1-3       Donald MacDonald says, 'Composed by John MacIntyre son of Donald MacIntyre, Braes of Raineach, piper to Menzies of that Ilk, on the Landing of his Royal Highness James Prince of Wales in Britain Anno 1715'.
The Queen's Salute         82-5                 Ross says: 'By W. Ross.Piper to Her Majesty.Played for the first time on Her Majesty's 54th birthday at Balmoral Castle.' Adequate tune, but scarcely more.
The Red Hand in the MacDonalds' Arms       56-8     193-194 209-211            
The Red Ribbon             226 149-50           Glen gives as an alternative title 'The Sinclairs' March'.
The Red Speckled Bull             134-6             Thomason calls this 'The Army Red Tartaned(Maolroy)'.
The Rout of Glenfruin 48-52           22 88-9   v, 13-14 8     Donald MacDonald calls this 'Ruaig Ghlenne Fruin (properly Glenn a Bhroin).The Valley of Sorrow The Rout of Glenfruin. A Desperate Engagement between the MacGregors and Colquhouns 1602In the above Glen near Loch Lomond where the latter were routed with great slaughter'.
The Rout of the Lowland Captain             282-3              
The Rout of the MacPhees             331              
The Sauntering             341              
The Sinclairs' March             154             Not in Thomason's index.This is a pocket version of the Blue Ribbon. Indeed the ground is identical with the Red Ribbon, but the tune is developed in a different way.The Red Ribbon is by far the better tune.
The Sister's Lament 53-55           23-4             Donald MacDonald calls this: 'Cumh na Peahair The Sister's LamentAllister MacDhomnuil Ghlaish, Chief of the MacDonalds of Keppoch was cruelly Murdered in his own house With his Brother a Youth of sixteen At the Instigation of the Next in succession.Their natural Sister, frantic with Grief, Expired at their side, Swallowing their Blood.The Air was Composed on this Melancholy Event.'
The Son's Salute to his Father                       6-7   This is almost certainly by G. S. McLennan; a hitherto unacknowledged original composition by this great master.
The Stuarts' White Banner             348-9 156-7   iv, 1-2     46 (SPS) Also known as the 'Lament for Black Sorley', see above.
The Sutherlands' Gathering         86-9   39             Ross follows MacKay here.
The Sword's Lament 71-72           29             Donald MacDonald says: 'Cumh Chlaibh The Sword's Lament or the Aged Warrior's Sorrow for not being able to wield his Sword as formerly'.Thomason's title is 'The Aged Warrior's Lament'.
The Unjust Incarceration             291 231-3   iii, 6-7        
The Vaunting       66-7     125     iv, 6-7       MacKay's text says: 'Composed by R. MacDonald Esqr. of Morar.'
The Waking of the Bridegroom             336 124            
The Young Laird of Dungallon's Salute   154 10-13 113-5   i, 34-6 200             Gesto calls this 'McLeod Gesto's Lamentation'. The MacArthur/MacGregor calls it 'Dungallon's Lament'.
Too Long in this Condition 34-37         i, 20-21 17-18; 237 107-8         24-5 (MAOP) Donald MacDonald says: 'Composed by Great Peter McCruimen piper to McLeod of Dunvegan Isle of Skye, after being striped of all his clothes by the English at the Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715'.Thomason prints two versions, the second is MacKay's.
Tulloch Ard             372-3; 382     iv, 10-11        
War or Peace     6-8 128-130     132 136-9         6-7 (MAOP) Thomason has two goes at this, saying, of the first effort, 'N.B. C. Cameron plays first two bars only once, and makes the metre 4, 4, 4, 4.'Of the second, 'After D. MacDonalds MSS. and Gesto's Canntaireachd, which practically agree.'
We will take the high road             376              
Weighing from Land             241     iv, 34        
Welcome Johnny Back Again             304              
Young King George III's Salute             115-6 8-11         34 (SPS) Glen calls this 'Campbell of Cawdor's Salute'.
Young Neill's Salute             315              
You're Welcome, Ewin Lochiel   158         290