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Loch Lomond

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Frank Ticheli


General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 6:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II (Flute I includes Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra-Alto Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II

(Percussion equipment breakdown not available)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Ticheli’s setting of the famous folksong is simple, yet charming, preserving faithfully the melody and adding interesting harmonic vocabulary. Loch Lomond tells the tale of two Scottish soldiers who were imprisoned at Carlisle Castle in England, following the Battle of Culloden Moor. One of the soldiers was to be executed, while the other was to be set free. According to Celtic legend, those who died in foreign lands had their spirits travel to their homelands through the “low road,” the route for the souls of the departed. The song is from the point of view of the soldier to be executed, who tells his friend “ye’ll tak’ the high road and I’ll tak’ the low road,” in effect saying that the freed soldier will return alive, while he himself would return in spirit. He remembers his past and the “bonnie lass” (pretty girl) he will never see again, and sadly accepts death.

Loch Lomond was commissioned by the Stewarton Academy Senior Wind Ensemble of East Ayrshire, Scotland, Nigel Durno, conductor. It received its premiere on 18 June 2002 by the commissioning ensemble at Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, Scotland.

- Program Notes by Nikk Pilato

At the time in Scottish history when "Loch Lomond" was a new song, the United Kingdom (which united Scotland, England, and Wales) had already been formed. But the Highland Scots wanted a Scottish, not an English King to rule. Led by their Bonnie Prince Charlie (Prince Charles Edward Stuart) they attempted unsuccessfully to depose Britain's King George II. An army of 7,000 Highlanders were defeated on April 16, 1746 at the famous Battle of Culloden Moor.

- Program Note from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire University Band concert program, 26 November 2018


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State Ratings

  • Florida: IV
  • Minnesota: III


Performances

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  • Boston (Mass.) College University Wind Ensemble (Sebastian Bonaiuto, conductor) – 13 April 2019
  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University University Band (Jacob Carpenter, conductor) – 11 March 2019
  • Washington County (Va.) All-County Band (Onsby Rose, conductor) – 12 January 2019
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Gold Campus Band (Liam Green, conductor) – 3 December 2018
  • Iowa State University (Ames) Concert Band (Javan Shields, conductor) – 2 December 2018
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire University Band (Randal C. Dickerson, conductor) – 26 November 2018
  • Stagg High School (Palos Hills, Ill.) Bands (Bob Mecozzi, conductor) 17 May 2018
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.) Wind Ensemble (Emily Sassick, conductor) - 12 May 2018
  • Pace High School Wind Ensemble (Florida) (Anthony Denaro, conductor) - 1 May 2018
  • Truman University (Kirksville, Mo.) Concert Band (Sara Wilson, conductor) – 7 March 2018
  • Western Illinois Showcase of Bands 2018 Honor Band (Michael Golemo, conductor) – 24 February 2018
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) All-Campus Band (Jennifer K. Bollero, conductor) – 5 December 2017
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Campus Band (Connor Fetting, conductor) - 29 November 2017
  • University of Oregon (Eugene) Campus Band (Josef Ward, conductor) – 15 November 2017
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Concert Band (Thomas Gamboa, conductor) – 12 November 2017
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) University Band (Onsby Rose, conductor) – 10 October 2017
  • Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, VA) Concert Band (Brian T. Harris, conductor) - 5 October 2017
  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Concert Band (Brianna Compton, conductor) – 30 April 2017
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) University Band (Sharon Toulouse, conductor) – 25 April 2017
  • Computech Middle School (Fresno, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Marco Mellone, conductor) - 15 April 2016 (2016 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Barry L. Houser, conductor) – 19 April 2016
  • Aragon High School (San Mateo, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Troy Davis, conductor) - 11 April 2015


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