This beautiful, hard cover reprint of the classic 1848 collection contains a wealth of music in settings that are extremely fun to play.
First published in 1848 the William Gunn Collection contains some 210 tunes providing a fascinating snapshot of the piping repertoire of the mid-19th century. Gunn was born in Kildonan in Sutherland around 1788 and is thought to have moved to Glasgow during the Highland clearances. He was known as successful competitor, teacher and pipe maker.
From the 2003 reprint foreword by Finlay MacDonald, the collection “represents Gunn’s preferred settings of tunes and does not represent a standard style of playing mid-19th century Scotland. It should also be noted that the notational style, arrangement of tunes, and the selection of repertoire provide insight into changes in piping styles that have occurred since the mid-19th century.”
The index of tunes is in the images.