Pieces for bagpipes and band?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by MartinT, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. MartinT

    MartinT Member

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    We have (so far, anyway!) a good relationship with a local pipe band who have joined us in "Highland Cathedral" at a couple of our concerts. What we're looking to do now is something on the lines of a "proper" joint concert, necessarily involving some more pieces scored for pipes and band.
    Can anyone recommend suitable pieces (and I'm sure we all have our own definition of "suitable" :rolleyes:) scored for pipes and brass band? Or failing that, for pipes and military band? (I'm assuming we can do a bit of re-scoring if required.)
    Something that springs to my mind that I once heard on LTTB in the Roy Newsome days was a military band piece entiled "72nd's Farewell to Gibraltar" or some such. Any other ideas?
     
  2. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

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    Mainly arrangements of sacred and military music for pipes and band. Don't know if you could maybe look at doing something like Hymn of the Highlands with a pipes part or perhaps some of Cry of the Celts although that's more likely to require Irish pipes.
     
  3. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

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    I thought there was a written bagpipes part to Hymn of the Highlands anyway? Seems like an obvious choice.
     
  4. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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    Sellers, on their cd Celtic Connections, recorded an item arranged by Andrew Duncan featuring pipes:
    "Alone with my Thoughts, Erik Spence arr . A. Duncan,
    Vocal Soloist: Stephanie Helliwell
    Highland Bagpipes: Dougie Pincock"
     
  5. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

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    Martin,

    There's an arrangement of Amazing Grace by G. Churcher with a part for bagpipes. Contact me if you want me to get hold of a set for you.

    BTW, hope you and Sue are well!!
     
  6. ophicliede

    ophicliede Member

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    Martin,

    There are arrangements for bagpipes and wind band like: Chariots of Fire, Sailing, Il Silenzio, Going Home (Largo fom the New World), Pastorale Symphony (Beethoven), Highland Cathedral, Oft in the Stilly Night, plus a whole load of marches, Black Bear, Scotland the Brave etc., To name but a few. My band in the army had a pipe band as well so we played a lot of arrangements for this combination.
     
  7. Souter

    Souter Member

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    We do Bells Of Dunblane with our pipe band. Also the usuals of Highland Cathedral, Ode To Joy, Scotland The Brave etc. Also got a few medley march arrangements.
     
  8. flashbarry

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    Martin,

    Feel free to email with your requirements as I write for military band and pipes all the time and may have some stuff you might be interested in.

    My email address is dazbo@omantel.net.om

    Cheers
     
  9. MartinT

    MartinT Member

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    Thanks to all for the helpful replies. We'll be discussing this over the next few days, and may well contact those who have offered.
     
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