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John Grant: 'Ceòl cogadail Batal Bhreatunn 1939-1945 = The martial music of the Battle of Britain 1939-1945'

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MS. Mus. b. 383

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7 pieces of bagpipe music by John Grant to commemorate the Battle of Britain, each dated at the end 'Edinburgh, 8th May, 1945'. Fine calligraphic manuscript, with title-pages, dedication (to the King and Queen) and introductory text in Scottish Gaelic and English, and including 5 watercolour illustrations. The watercolours are: A crown (p. 2), Bene Venue (p. 5), Windsor Castle (p. 9), Castle Stalker (p. 13) and Mountain solitude (p. 39).

Contents:

a (pp. 15-18) Fàilte do Am Mórachdan Rioghail an Righ agus an Bhanrigh = Salute to Their Most Excellent Majesties the King and Queen

b (pp. 19-23) An tional gu crgadh = The gathering for war

c (pp. 24-27) Batal Bhreatunn = The Battle of Britain

d (pp. 28-31) Cumba van Gaisgeach a thuit an Cath Bhrentunn = Lament for the heroes who fell in the Battle of Britain

e (pp. 32-34) Spaidsearachd na buaidh = The victory march

f (pp. 35-36) Srath-spe na buaidh = The victory strathspey

g (pp. 37-38) Ruidhle na buaidh = The victory reel

Dates

  • 8 May 1945

Extent

40 pages

Language of Materials

English, Scottish Gaelic

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. b. 383

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16006

Overview

7 pieces of bagpipe music by John Grant to commemorate the Battle of Britain. Introduction in Scottish Gaelic and English, with watercolour illustrations, 8 May 1945.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Faculty of Music Library, 1995.

Dimensions

Folio (395 × 290 mm)
Title
'Ceòl cogadail Batal Bhreatunn 1939-1945' by John Grant
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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