Logan's famous bagpipe tutor
100 Best Classics



Paterson's of Glasgow is synonymous with bagpipe music. The firm started out in Edinburgh as instrument makers Paterson, Mortimer & Co in 1819, and began publishing under Paterson, Roy & Co about 1835. By the end of the century it had many branches and had built up a general catalog. However, in 1925 they bought the catalogue of Logan, J Marr Wood Ltd of Inverness, which had been active in bagpipe music publishing from 1840 to 1923. In spite of its Scottish connections, Paterson's is best known to the average British amateur musician as the publisher of Hundred best short classics for piano.
It was bought by Chester/Novello in 1984.

For a full history see Paterson's For a full history of Logan's see Piping Press


Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • Paterson, Mortimer & Co. (ca.1819-1826)
  • Paterson & Roy (ca.1826-1850)
  • Paterson & Sons (ca.1850-1970)
  • Paterson, Sons & Co.
  • Paterson, Sons & Co. Ltd.
  • Paterson's
  • Paterson


  • Edinburgh
18 North Bridge (ca.1819)
51 North Bridge (ca.1820-1826)
370 Castle Hill [additional premises] (ca.1824-1826)
43 Hanover Street (ca.1826-1830)
27 George Street (ca.1830-1850; ca.1850-1970 as Paterson & Sons)
  • Glasgow
152 Buchanan Street (ca.1857-1970)
  • Branches and agencies:
  • Perth
  • Ayr
  • Dundee
  • Dumfries
  • Paisley
  • Kilmarnock
  • Aberdeen
  • Oban
  • Inverness
  • London

Plate Numbers

Plate #Full PlateComposerWorkIMSLP #Full YearYear

Authority Control

Sources Consulted

  • Humphries & Smith, Music Publishing in the British Isles