: Blue Bells of Scotland for Trombone solo & Trombone Quartet by Arthur Pryor (): Arthur Pryor, Wes Ballenger: Books. Buy Blue Bells of Scotland by Arthur Pryor/arr. Tom H at Concert Band Sheet Music. One of the most well-known of all Scottish folksongs. Th. When Shawn’s teacher refuses to teach him the Arthur Pryor piece, Blue Bells of Scotland, he teaches himself. In this, too, he imitates Arthur.

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The Bluebells of Scotland is the usual modern name for a Scottish folk song Roud It was written by Dora Jordanan English actress and writer.

First published in As with most folk songs, it exists in multiple versions. In the version printed in in the Scots Musical Museumwith “blue bells” in the title, and a different tune to the current one, the words are:.

A broadside ballad version words only from slightly later in the 19th century makes references to George III and the Napoleonic wars:. The bluebell is a flower; see Common bluebell and Campanula rotundifolia. Joseph Haydn wrote a piano trio accompaniment for this song Hob.


The song was arranged by Arthur Pryor for trombone acotland accompaniment.

Free sheet music : Pryor, Arthur – Blue Bells of Scotland (Trombone, Piano)

This version is usually called “Blue Bells of Scotland”. Although the exact date is disputed due to some naming questions, Pryor probably composed the piece around This version is technically challenging and allows the soloist to show off a flowing legato while, in different places, requiring some difficult jumps.

The sheer speed and volume of notes also poses a significant challenge. Scotlxnd is in theme and variation form, and opens with a cadenza-like introduction.

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After the theme, it moves to the allegro section, in which the variations begin. Variation one involves triplets, while variation two involves syncopated sixteenth-eighth note rhythms.

The cadenza that follows demonstrates the performer’s range; jumping about three and a half octaves from high C an octave above middle C to pedal A flat and G, for example. The vivace finale brings all these techniques into one, requiring the trombonist to exhibit advanced range, legato, double tonguing and flexibility.

Thus, the piece is limited to the best trombonists, although there have been numerous recordings by such famed players as Joseph AlessiChristian Lindberg and Ian Bousfield.

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It is often considered to pror the trombone and euphonium equivalent in terms of required mastery of the instrument to the Carnival of Venice for trumpet or cornetby Jean-Baptiste Arban. American composer Leroy Anderson also wrote an orchestral arrangement giving a very clean and sprightly melody to fo high strings and woodwinds, befitting the female speaker of the lyrics.

Bing Crosby included the song in a medley on his album Gang Songs From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. William Blackwood and Sons. Retrieved 12 February Check date values in: Retrieved from ” https: Scottish folk songs Roud Folk Song Index songs.

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