A New Compleat Theory for the Highland Bagpipe

The Bagpipe Shop

Product Code: BK000105

The Scottish Highland Bagpipe, now heard around the globe, has long enchanted musicians and listeners for it’s brilliant tone, humming drones, and its profoundly stirring music.

Mirroring Joseph MacDonald’s unprecedented and encyclopedic treatise of staff notations of the Highland bagpipe (1760-1803), Dr. Matthew Welch’s A New Compleat Theory for The Highland Bagpipe charts the complete (or the archaic “compleat’) trajectory of the use of the Highland Bagpipe up to 2020. Terse and insightful, this treatise will educate both the piper and composer. Included in Part II is a selection of Dr. Welch’s original and inventive compositions for the bagpipe in an array of traditional and modern forms.


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