The Gow Band (Baltimore) 1825

C. Meineke (composer) (John Cole, 825). 

The National Trust for Scotland recently found some printing plates for a keyboard setting of the popular Scottish tune Kinloch of Kinloch in one of its historic properties. Research is ongoing into the music they contain. I had a quick look for other piano settings and found this lovely title page from the Levy Sheet Music Collection at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library of The Johns Hopkins University. This is a very interesting collection beautifully presented online. Focused on on popular American music spanning the period 1780 to 1960 there are many pieces of Scottish origin which can be located via the search facility. Others have illustrated covers and I am particularly taken by the cover of this publication from Philadelphia:

Pleyel (arranger); Kozeluch (composer); Haydn (composer); R. Burns (lyricist); Robert Burns (lyricist) (G.E. Blake, No.13 South 5th Street, n.d.]).
I love the symbolism where the chanter of old John Anderson’s deflated bagpipe hangs limply down from the shelf on which the instrument is kept.