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Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon (arr Sweeney)

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Michael Sweeney

Arranged by Michael Sweeney

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General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folk Song
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00; (digital) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
Oboe (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F (optional)
Low Brass & Woodwinds

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Michael Sweeney takes this tender and lyrical folk song and creates a marvelous setting for beginning players. Even at this easy level, this arrangement provides a wealth of musicality through creative harmonies and skilled scoring. Every section gets a chance to play the melody at some point.

- Program Note from publisher

The Banks O' Doon (Modern Scots: The Banks o Doon) is a Scots song written by Robert Burns in 1791, sometimes known as Ye Banks and Braes (after the opening line of the third version). Burns set the lyrics to an air called The Caledonian Hunt's Delight.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • Georgia: II
  • Louisiana: I
  • Mississippi: I-A
  • North Carolina: II
  • Texas: I. Complete


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