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Scottish Rhapsody
NMPL110
for concert band
by Howard Cable

Scottish Rhapsody, out of print for many years, is now being reissued, complete with the full conductor’s score (never before available). Cable’s particular gift for a warm, rich, and full instrumentation is immediately evident in his tuneful, celebratory salute to the songs of Scottish poet Robbie Burns. This is Cable at his best—embracing the melodies in ways that skillfully bring out the diverse range of tones and textures that the concert band is capable of giving. Audiences are always delighted with this Cable classic.

Approximate Duration 8'45"
Grade 5
Score and parts $94.00
Score only $19.00
Replacement parts $3.00

ISMN M-706012-07-0 score and parts
ISMN M-706012-06-3 score only

Composer’s Notes
Instrumentation

Composer’s Notes on Scottish Rhapsody
The inspiration for writing Scottish Rhapsody came from listener reaction to a Cable Concert Band broadcast. It was New Year’s Day and I described Hogmanay and Auld Lang Syne and mentioned that I was a Nairn on my mother’s side.

Letters came in from Scots suggesting that I “Tak’ a right gude willy waught” * (a hearty drink), reflect on my ancestors and write a celebratory salute to the great poet Robert Burns. The work was completed in time to premiere on a “Burns Night” broadcast by the Cable Concert Band the following year.

A Rhapsody on the Songs of Robbie Burns (1759 – 1776)
  A Man’s a Man for A’ That
  Robin Adair
  Ca’ the Yowes to the Knowes
  Comin’ Through the Rye Bar
  A Red, Red Rose
  Green Grow the Rashes, O
  The Banks o’ Doon
  Scots Wha Hae

* from the 4th verse of Auld Lang Syne

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Instrumentation for Scottish Rhapsody
The quantity of parts provided in complete set is shown in the right-hand column. Extra scores for competition purposes and additional individual instrument parts may be ordered separately.

Notes regarding instrumentation:
1. For percussion sections of two players, use Percussion 1 and Timpani parts.
2. The snare drum in the Percussion 1 part can be doubled if two players are available.

Part
Qty.
full score
1
C Piccolo
1
Flute 1
4
Flute 2
4
Oboe 1
1
Oboe 2
1
E flat Clarinet
1
B flat Clarinet 1
3
B flat Clarinet 2
3
B flat Clarinet 3
3
E flat Alto Clarinet
1
B flat Bass Clarinet
1
Bassoon 1
1
Bassoon 2
1
E flat Alto Saxophone 1
2
E flat Alto Saxophone 2
2
B flat Tenor Saxophone
2
E flat Baritone Saxophone
1
B flat Cornet 1
3
B flat Cornet 2
3
B flat Cornet 3
3
F French Horn 1 & 2
2
F French Horn 3 & 4
2
Tenor Trombone 1
2
Tenor Trombone 2
2
Bass Trombone
2
Euphonium Treble Clef
2
Euphonium Bass Clef
2
Tuba
4
String Bass
1
Percussion 1 (Snare Drum, Triangle)
2
Percussion 2 (Clash Cymbals, Bass Drum)
2
Percussion 3 (Suspended Cymbal (timp. sticks), Glockenspiel)
2
Timpani
1

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