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Five Burns Sketches

This is a major work for Concert Band or Symphonic Wind Band, based on the melodies of songs by Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns.

It has been widely performed, recorded and broadcast.  It was played by the Massed Bands of H.M. Royal Marines at the Mountbatten Festival of Music in 1987, and subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The North American première was given by the Kalamazoo Concert Band, Michigan, USA in 2009, conducted by the composer.

There are five movements, which can be played separately but are best performed as a suite.  The movements which would stand best on their own are the lively and humorous Scherzo or the slow and well-known Intermezzo.

Approximate level: US Grade 4-5

1st Movement    Prelude: 'Comin' Thro' The Rye' and 'Oh, This Is No My Ain Lassie'

2nd Movement   Rhapsody: 'She's Fair And Fause'

3rd Movement    Scherzo: 'Duncan Gray'

4th Movement    Intermezzo: 'Ye Banks And Braes'

5th Movement    Finale: 'My Love, She's But A Lassie Yet' and 'Oh, Whistle An' I'll Come Tae Ye'


Five Burns Sketches
PDF Score1. Prelude£20.00Add to Basket
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PDF Score2. Rhapsody£20.00Add to Basket
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PDF Score3. Scherzo£20.00Add to Basket
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PDF Score4. Intermezzo£20.00Add to Basket
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