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Old 12-20-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default New: Pipe Music of the Black Watch

The "Collection of Pipe Music of the Black Watch" is now available from the Black Watch shop in Perth. It contains over 250 tunes. Price 39.95 plus p&p. For more information see their website www.theblackwatch.co.uk
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: New: Pipe Music of the Black Watch

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The "Collection of Pipe Music of the Black Watch" is now available from the Black Watch shop in Perth. It contains over 250 tunes. Price 39.95 plus p&p. For more information see their website www.theblackwatch.co.uk
The URL belowwill take you directly to the page describing the book:

http://theblackwatch.co.uk/shop/a-co....html?cPath=22

Surely, adding a list of the contents (tunes) would increase
the likelihood of sales. Only two tunes are mentioned, and
only one of those by name.
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: New: Pipe Music of the Black Watch

Worth Every Penny!!! I got it and am in awe of it!!!
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: New: Pipe Music of the Black Watch

Since this thread got necro'd;

Would've bought it if it wasn't for the ridiculous shipping costs. Does anyone know any other stores that sell this book?
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:39 AM   #5
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Default Re: New: Pipe Music of the Black Watch

Slightly late, but a contents listing can be got here:

http://www.patrickmclaurin.com/tuned...bmit&fuzzy=Yes

Just one of the many valuable uses of this index.
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:17 AM   #6
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Default Re: New: Pipe Music of the Black Watch

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The "Collection of Pipe Music of the Black Watch" is now available from the Black Watch shop in Perth. It contains over 250 tunes. Price 39.95 plus p&p. For more information see their website www.theblackwatch.co.uk
I asked RHRBW PM A.Brown about this in 1995... 'it's in the works'.. he said. Wow...250 years in the making.
Does the old phrase " I can't wait" to get a copy apply here?
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:40 AM   #7
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Would've bought it if it wasn't for the ridiculous shipping costs. Does anyone know any other stores that sell this book?
http://shop.collegeofpiping.org/b161...he-black-watch

I was at the Black Watch Castle and Museum a few weeks ago (which I highly recommend) and flipped through the book. It's a large, well produced book. On the negative side, the binding isn't ideal for the tune part of the book and the pages are very shiny.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:48 AM   #8
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http://shop.collegeofpiping.org/b161...he-black-watch

I was at the Black Watch Castle and Museum a few weeks ago (which I highly recommend) and flipped through the book. It's a large, well produced book. On the negative side, the binding isn't ideal for the tune part of the book and the pages are very shiny.

they seem to be proud that signed for mail from UK ( according to UK suppliers) is the most expensive in the world.
Several times I've deferred a purchase, not wanting to swallow a near equal amount on mail delivery.
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:02 AM   #9
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I finally bit the bullet and ordered the book from the Museum Shop.

The shipping to the USA wasn't all that bad, by ordinary post, not signed-for.

The contents are great but the choice of format is odd and ill-chosen: the format often called "coffee table book", hard bound, big, and shiny, looking impressive on a table.

This format is next to useless for the purpose of a music collection, where (in my opinion) you want a book that fits in a pipe case, relatively lightweight and compact, and will lay open on a table or music stand. And as stated above the super-shiny pages and fine print of the music make it difficult to read.

I can't imagine why they didn't follow the long-established traditional format of the Scots Guards, Donald MacLeod, Edcath, etc etc collections which has been proven by generations of pipers.

I hope at some point they publish a player's edition in standard format.
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Old 07-25-2017, 01:43 PM   #10
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Looks like urls keep changing.

Here is the latest url from the College of Piping: http://online.collegeofpiping.org/co...he-black-watch

Mine arrived a few weeks ago, and I think it's a very attractive book. I agree that the format isn't the greatest for carrying around or playing from a music stand, but it's definitely a beautiful book in it's on right. I'm quite content to thumb through it on my couch, practice chanter in hand, playing through what's there.

But honestly, in regard to format, when I find a tune I really like in ANY book, I photocopy it almost right away, so I can have the tune readily accessible for weeks. I don't want to subject ANY of my books to constant wear and tear. Tunes start from the books, but quickly goto sheets, and then (ideally) my memory. I also like the thoughtful ribbons, which are included. I'm not one to dog ear books, so it saves me from shoving bits of scrap paper in there to remind me of tunes I mean to try.

I'll chime in again once I've delved in further, but overall, I'm quite impressed.

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