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Piobaireachd Manuscripts - Peter Reid’s Manuscript

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The Peter Reid MS, is dated Glasgow 1826.  Reid was one of the pipers who welcomed George IV to Scotland on the famous royal visit of 1822.  Reid originally hailed from Campbeltown (born c. 1801) , and may have been a pupil of Donald MacDonald: certainly he seems to have been bred up in the ornate and richly expressive MacArthur style of which he was evidently a good exponent.  Although  clearly influenced by Donald MacDonald’s notational conventions, Reid takes an independent line with regard to expression and his settings often seem strikingly fluent and musical in comparison with MacDonald’s ‘squarer’ more boxy style.  The MS contains 43 tunes and a selection of poems, on ‘Highland’ and piping subjects, some possibly composed by Reid himself.

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Battle of the Pass of Crieff MacLeod of Raasay's Salute
Battle of Waternish MacNabs' Gathering
Chisholm of Strathglass's Salute MacNab's Salute
Clan Campbell's Gathering Marquis of Argyll's Salute
Clanranald's Salute Massacre of Glencoe
Daughter's Lament (Lament for Graham of Claverhouse) Menzies Salute
Earl of Ross's March My King Has Landed in Moidart
I got a Kiss of the King's Hand Scarce of Fishing
John Garbh MacLeod of Raasay's Lament Sir Hector Mackenzie of Gairloch's Lament
Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon  Sir James MacDonald of the Isles' Salute
Lament for the Dead (The Rout of Bendoag) Sound of the Waves against Duntroon
Lament for the Harp Tree Sutherlands' Gathering
MacCrimmon will never return The Glen is Mine
MacCrimmon's Sweetheart The Piper's Warning to his Master
MacDonald of Sanda's Lament Tulloch Ard
MacDonald of Staffa's Salute War or Peace
MacDougal of Lorn's Lament Young George's Salute
MacDougal of Lorn's March Title Page
MacGregors' Gathering Dedicatory Verses
MacIntosh of Borlum's Salute Recitations Part One
MacIntosh's Lament Recitations Part Two
MacKay's White Banner Recitations Part Three
MacLean of Lochbuie's Lament Recitations Part Four
MacLeod of Raasay's Gathering
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