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A TASTE OF THE ISLES
Songs by Hugh Roberton arranged for orchestra by Kenneth Gaw
Goodmusic Concert Classics GMCL207

Catalogue Number: GMCL207

Difficulty level: C What's this?

ISMN: 9790222302624

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Taste of the Isles arr. Gaw  Pack image
Orchestration: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Timpani,
Percussion (Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Tambourine, Marimba [optional]), Harp (or piano) [optional]
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)

Two contrasting songs from Hugh Roberton's "Songs of the Isles" arranged for orchestra to give a taste of the Scottish Isles.
The Mingulay Boat Song was written in the 1930s. The melody is from a traditional Gaelic tune, probably titled "Lochaber". The tune was part of an old Gaelic song, "Oran na Comhachaig" from Brae Lochaber.
Top of the Morning is a sheep-shearing song, the first part of which is again from a Gaelic tune. Hugh Roberton wrote the words and the remainder of the tune and fashioned it into this song.
Shear the sheep, and pack the wool,
Eat the bannocks and sup the brew,
Then to ploys [pranks] and dancing too,
And home at the top of the morning.

A PACK comprises an A4 sized full score plus a complete set of parts including strings 4/4/3/4/2.
Duration 5 minutes

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