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 3) Jig – 9/8 Allegro. (A new longer 3rd movement includes a cadenza in the form of a short piobaireachd. This is not on the video)
Orchestration: 1 piccolo, 1 flute, 2 oboi, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 3 percussion, strings.
Enjoy the video below of Kevin and the Garden Grove Symphony.
Kevin Weed is glad to assist as performer or coach for this unique piece.
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Premiere concert in 1989