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Highland Fantasy

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Bruce Fraser

Bruce Fraser

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G and M Brand - British Music Publishers
Cost: Score & Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $12.50


Full Score
Flute 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
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
French Horn I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (suspended)
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This work is mainly based on traditional Scottish melodies. After a brief introduction, we hear "The Wee Cooper O'Fife" played firstly by a solo trumpet followed by a tutti version. "Highland Laddie" appears initially featuring saxophones and then is passed around the band. The slow middle section is an original which I felt complimented the other melodies in the piece. A recapitulation leads to a final section with an augmented version of "Highland Laddie" from the middle of the band with a version of "The Wee Cooper O'Fife" in the upper winds.

Program Note by Bruce Fraser


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