Bluebells of Scotland, The

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Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson

This work is the third movement of Anderson's 1954 orchestral Scottish Suite.

General Info

Year: 1954 / 1962
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Mills Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Full Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (2 players), including:

  • Chimes
  • Orchestra Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Bluebells of Scotland is the usual modern name for a Scottish folksong (Roud # 13849). It was written by Dora Jordan, an English actress and writer. First published in 1801.

American composer Leroy Anderson composed an orchestral arrangement of the tune for the third movement of his Scottish Suite (1954) which gives a very clean and sprightly melody to the high strings and woodwinds.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Sleigh Ride (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Fernie) (1948/)
  • Sleigh Ride (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Torskangerpoll) (1948/2020)

All Wind Works


  • Anderson, L. (1962). The bluebells of Scotland : from the "Scottish suite" : for band [score]. Mills Music: New York. N.Y.
  • Bluebells of Scotland. Wikipedia Accessed 20 October 2021
  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Meredith Music Publications, 2004, pp. 6.
  • Leroy Anderson website Accessed 14 May 2021