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Scotland the Brave, Black Bear & Highland Laddie

Scotland the Brave
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'Scotland the Brave', 'Black Bear' and 'Highland Laddie' are amongst the most popular pipe tunes of all time. These new settings by Calum Gray offer a new perspective on these much loves melodies and are ideal for indoor or outdoor performance,

"Scotland the Brave" is a patriotic song and one of the main contenders to be considered as an ‘unofficial' national anthem of Scotland. In June 2006, the song came second to Flower of Scotland in an online poll with more than 10,000 votes to determine the nation's favourite unofficial ‘anthem'.

"Black Bear" is a brisk and stirring pipe march which, unusually, gives band members the opportunity to utter a blood-curdling scream, much to the delight and surprise of the audience!

"Highland Laddie", also known as "Hielan' Laddie", is the name of an ancient Scottish popular folk tune If thou'lt play me fair play, but as with many old melodies, various sets of words can be sung to it and Robert Burns' poem 'Highland Laddie, Highland Lassie' has been the most memorable. Highland Regiments raised in the 18th and early 19th centuries employed many unique symbols to differentiate themselves from other regiments and enlisted distinctive music to announce their arrival, but as a result of the Cardwell Reforms of 1881, all British Army Highland Regiments were required to use Highland Laddie as their Regimental March. Over time, many of these regiments had managed to return to their pre-Cardwell marches when, in 2005, the establishment of the Royal Regiment of Scotland saw the disappearance of all Scotland's historic infantry regiments and their distinctions, including music, and the adoption of a new Regimental March, Scotland the Brave.

ArrangerCalum Gray
CategoryConcert Band & Bagpipes
DurationCirca 1 min 50 secs
DifficultyThis piece has difficulty rating of 2 on a scale one through 6, with 6 being the hardest. Click here to see how we grade our band sets.
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinets 1-2-3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophones 1-2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Horns in F 1-2
Horns in F 3-4
Bb Trumpets 1-2-3
Tenor Trombones 1-2
Side Drum / Cymbals / Bass Drum
Parts SuppliedFor a full list of parts supplied under our free postage scheme, please visit FAQ's.
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Product Code: SM0375
15/05/2023 - I would like the chart in a pdf format please. - Comment by David Sheppard

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