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British Isles Suite

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Larry Daehn

Larry Daehn

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 6:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $76.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


1. Marching Song
2. Barbara Allen
3. Farewell, Dundee


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Here's a remarkably well-done suite based on familiar folk tunes from the British Isles. The composition includes Marching Song (Britons, Raise Your Banners High and March for the Men of Harlech); Barbara Allen; and Farewell Dundee (Adieu Dundee and Auld Lang Syne).

Commissioned by the Wisconsin Youth Band Directors' Association.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class C
  • Florida: III
  • Georgia: III
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: I
  • Maryland: III
  • Michigan: Senior High C
  • North Carolina: III
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: III
  • West Virginia: III


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Daehn, L. (1999). British Isles Suite [score]. Daehn Publications: New Glarus, Wisc.
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 138-148.
  • Perusal score