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Philip Sparke

Philip Sparke

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Subtitle: Sword Dance From 'Hymn of the Highlands'

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 5:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: de haske
Cost: Score and Parts - $147.00   |   Score Only - $29.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Clarinet
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 Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Strathcarron is a movement from Philip Sparke’s Hymn of the Highlands, in which each movement reflects a different location in the beautiful Scottish highlands. Strathcarron, named after a village at the head of Loch Carron, near the Isle of Skye, takes the form of a sword dance which alternates between fast and slow tempi.

- Program Note by publisher

Commissioned by the Yorkshire Building Society Band.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • Minnesota: I


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Sparke, P. (2002). Strathcarron : Sword Dance from Hymn of the Highlands : For Concert Band [score]. Anglo Music Press: Wembley, UK.