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Old Scottish Melody

From Wind Repertory Project

Setting by Charles Wiley


This work is also known as "Auld Lang Syne."


General Info

Year: 1977
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Crash Cymbals


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Robert Burns’ 1788 poem is based on a traditional Scottish ballad, which also served as bases for poems that predated Burns’, such as Robert Ayton and James Watson. The text invites us to remember days of yore. In addition to its appearance as we recognize the onset of the new year, the song is used across the world for other occasions such as funerals (Chile) and graduation ceremonies (Hungary).

For auld lang syne my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet
For auld lang syne.
Auld lang syne.

- Program Note by San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra


This old Scottish melody, Auld Lang Syne, in Scottish dialect means "old long since," or days gone by. This setting was made for Dr. John Gray and his wife, Mary. It was first performed by the Lamar University Symphonic Band at a farewell concert for Dr. Gray upon his retirement as president of Lamar University in December 1976.

- Program Note from Spring High School Wind Ensemble concert program, 16 December 2016


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB
  • Arkansas: IV
  • Florida: III
  • Georgia: IV
  • Iowa: II
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP III
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: III
  • Michigan: Senior High D
  • Mississippi: V-A
  • North Carolina: IV
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: III


Performances

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References

  • Wiley, C. (1977). Old Scottish Tune: Auld Lang Syne [score]. TRN Music: Alto, N.M.