This unique Concerto for Highland Bagpipe and Orchestra possesses a charm that delights listeners and musicians. This three movement, classically conceived work is the only such full concerto for Scottish Highland Bagpipes of which we know. It is approximately 15 min. long and is in three movements:
1) Prologue – 3/4 Largo, 6/8 March – Moderato
2) Air – 3/4 Andante – cadenza-piobaireachd
3) Jig – 9/8 Allegro.
Orchestration: 1+1,2,2,2 4230 3perc., str.
1 piccolo, 1 flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 3 percussion, strings.
Kevin Weed is glad to assist as performer or coach for this unique piece.
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Play the videos below and follow the music with the view-able samples below.
Brazil, 2018. Manfredo Schmeidt conducts the Orquestra Sinfônica da UCS,
University of Caxias Symphony. With cadenza and longer 3rd movement:
Premiere concert in 1989, Garden Grove Symphony, Ed Peterson
conducting, with no cadenza, and a shorter 3rd movement :