Something for the Scots.....

andreww

Member
Just wondered if anyone can recommend a Scottish piece of music for brass band, the only ones I've come up with are Amazing Grace, Jamies Patrol and ahem Cock up Yer Beaver.

Many thanks

Andy x
 

alix

New Member
You cant beat Skirl! its AMAZING!

- I really hope this is Scottish or else i have been deluded for many years! :)
 

DMBabe

Supporting Member
Well done for embracing Scottish music!:clap:

"Skirl" rocks!! Any band could massacre it and is a good filler/ scottish encore. It hasn't been out of our pad in the 24 years I've been with the band and it's still in print cos we got a new set last year after our other one eventually fell apart through abuse and overuse!


Alternatively there are the joys from the pen of Alan Fernie that are "Jings" and "Crivvens"! Or his Flugel solo "Wild Mountain Thyme" which is as we say "awfy Braw", although I'm not sure if it's published yet?!!(Not that I'm on commission or anything!).:tup


Or there are some crackingly cheesy scottish marches like Morag's Faery Glen, Bonnie Galloway, Ingleside or Jeannie's Black E'e. Suitable for all standards and am sure would make a nice addition to your repertoire if they are still in print??:confused:
 

DMBabe

Supporting Member
You cant beat Skirl! its AMAZING!

- I really hope this is Scottish or else i have been deluded for many years!
You're not deluded! Just lacking in conviction!;) Unless I've not realised and "Scotland the Brave" is in fact a cornish folk tune????:confused: And "Will ye no come back again" is a cockney knees up tune from the music hall era!:confused: :tongue:

Or mibees naw!!:redface:
 

bbg

Member
As DMBabe says, ye canny beat "Skirl" - used as an "encore" it has regularly been known to get a better reception / longer applause than the stuff in the main programme, and it goes down particularly well when abroad....so listen out for it at Harrogate....!!

Other pieces that come to mind -

Highland Lullaby
Mull of Kintyre (cheesiest of cheese!)
My Love is like a Red Red Rose
Flower of Scotland
Lomond Hills Overture (Bruce Fraser - youth/school band "standard" up here!)


Come to think of it , does the original question refer to "Scottish" pieces , ie recognisable Scottish tunes, or music by Scottish composers? If so, step forward messrs Graham, Fernie, Drury and the rest...
 

BbBill

Supporting Member
As DMBabe says, ye canny beat "Skirl" - used as an "encore" it has regularly been known to get a better reception / longer applause than the stuff in the main programme, and it goes down particularly well when abroad....so listen out for it at Harrogate....!!

Other pieces that come to mind -

Highland Lullaby
Mull of Kintyre (cheesiest of cheese!)
My Love is like a Red Red Rose
Flower of Scotland
Lomond Hills Overture (Bruce Fraser - youth/school band "standard" up here!)


Come to think of it , does the original question refer to "Scottish" pieces , ie recognisable Scottish tunes, or music by Scottish composers? If so, step forward messrs Graham, Fernie, Drury and the rest...
Well we def wont be playing it......!!!!!!!
 
Here's all my published Scots stuff;

"Ae Fond Kiss" - Horn solo (Kirklees)
"Airs and Dances" - suite based on fiddle tunes written for the European 2004
"Alba" - 2 minute frantic fanfare based on "Scots Wha'Hae" - both these published by Obrasso
"Eriskay Love Lilt"/ "My Love is Like a Red Red Rose" (Horn solo) - these might be out of print.
"Flower of Scotland" - this is published by Raymond Tennant at Band Supplies, as might be the aforementioned "Jings" - "Crivvens" is not available....yet!
"A Midlothian Suite" - the finale of this is a recreaton of a Gala day parade, with bits of Slaidburn, Handel's Scipio and finishing with "A Scottish Soldier" complete with bagpipes and all that jazz!! It's published by Mitre Music, who also do my version of "Loch Lomond"
"Scottish Dances" - 3 original movements, definitely Scottish! (Obrasso)
"Scottish Rhapsody" (Chandos)
"Rhapsody on Scots Marches" (Scottish Rhapsody No.2!!) (Chandos)
"Scottish Rhapsody No.3!!" (Obrasso)
"Wild Mountin Thyme" Flugel solo (Obrasso)... this is claimed by the Irish too!!?!
"Wee Cooper o' Fife" (Prima Arts) quite tricky and involved!
"Ye Banks and Braes" (Kirklees)
"The White Rose and the Thistle" (Kirklees) a Scots/Yorkshire medley.. I've never actually heard this - is there a recording somewhere I could maybe listen too!!?
 
A Royal Mile Suite? Unless they've shifted Edinburgh whilst I wasn't looking ;)
Colin,

I've written a few things that are about Scotland whilst not actually sounding too Scottish, or containing Scots melodies as such, like;

Yes, the "Royal Mile Suite" ( I suppose the 3rd movement does sound Scots!!), "Arran Melody", "A Glasgow Overture", "Caledonian Journey", "A Scots Pastorale" (set test for Land of Burns a year or two ago), "Craiglea" (the name of my house here in Selkirk) etc. Plus a few "Scots" hymn tunes such as "Slane" and "Glenfinlas", which I'm not sure is Scottish or not, but it's title does sound like a fine malt whisky!!
 
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