Digitised books

The Friends of Wighton have proceeded on a project of digitising volumes recently acquired. The Sir Jimmy Shand Collection books are being digitised at present. These 23 volumes were purchased by the Friends at auction and have been conserved and digitised with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Volume 1 has been digitised, and is available to view online:
Robert Scott Manuscript, 1813.

Volume 2 will not be digitised because you can see a copy on Google Books.
Pittman and Brown, The Songs of Scotland with new Symphonies

Volume 3 was the first volume digitised and is available to view online:
“Music for Harpsichord / Selection of Scots airs / 1700s”

Volume 4 has been digitised, and is available to view online:
Album of 19th century piano music

Volume 5 has been digitised, and is available to view online:
The Southesk Orchestral Band, Brechin, 1st Violin Music Book. (manuscript)

Volume 6 has been digitised, and is available to view online:
Album of 19th century piano music

Volume 7 has been digitised, and is available to view online:
“Herz, Hummel, Pixis, Ries, Cramer, Czerny, Neil Gow”

Volume 8 has been digitised, and is available to view online:
Christina Gib manuscript, Maulesden, Brechin, 1836.

Volume 9 has been digitised, and is available to view online:
Jess Grant Manuscript

Volume 10 has been digitised, and is available to view online:
Watlen’s collection of the most admired Scots songs (1793) signed inside, “James Young Musitian”.

Volume 11 has been digitised, and is available to view online:
Album of 18th and 19th century century piano music

Volume 12 has been digitised, and is available to view online:
Ball-room Music-book (Boosey Musical Cabinet series, c.1860)

Volume 13 will not be digitised as the National Library of Scotland has digitised a later edition
Surenne, Dance music of Scotland (2nd edition)

Volume 14 will not be digitised since modern facsimile copies exist elsewhere
Ancient Orkney Melodies / collected by Colonel David Balfour of Balfour 1st edition (Edinburgh: Ballantyne, 1885). This copy belonged to a descendant of the compiler.

Volume 15 has been digitised, and is available to view online:
Honeyman Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor (1898)

Volume 16 has not yet been photographed.

Volume 17 will not be digitised since there is a copy
online at the National Library of Scotland

The Gesto collection of Highland music compiled and arranged by Keith Norman Macdonald (1895)

Volumes 18-20 will not be digitised, since copies are available online at ISMLP
Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, Songs of the Hebrides,three volumes, 1917

Vol 21 will not be digitised since there is a copy online,Digitised for the Hathi Trust by the University of Michigan
Lowe’s collection of reels, strathspeys & jigs, being a new & complete selection of the best dancing tunes in their proper keys, as performed at the different Assemblies and public meetings throughout Scotland, carefully arranged with appropriate basses for the piano forte & violoncello by Joseph Lowe (Edinburgh: Paterson, 1845?)

Volume 22 will not be digitised, since there is a copy online at archive.org
Kyle’s Scottish lyric gems. A collection of the songs of Scotland original and selected with new and appropriate symphonies and accompaniments for the pianoforte by T.S. Gleadhill (Glasgow: Morison Kyle, 1876)

Volume 23 has been photographed but not yet processed and uploaded
Album of 19th century piano music