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Parting Glass

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General Info

Year: 2018
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folksong
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

The Parting Glass is a Scottish traditional song, often sung at the end of a gathering of friends. It was purportedly the most popular parting song sung in Scotland before Robert Burns wrote Auld Lang Syne.

The "parting glass", or "stirrup cup", or "coupe d'etrier" was the final hospitality offered to a departing guest. Once they had mounted, they were presented one final drink to fortify them for their travels. The custom was practised in Saxony and in several continental countries.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography

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  • United States Coast Guard Band (New London, Conn.) (Adam Williamson, conductor) – 17 March 2019 *Premiere Performance*

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