Duration: Approximately 6:00min
"My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart's in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go." Robert Burns
Australian composer Cam McAllister presents his through-composed four
part suite, Big Scottish Heart, for symphonic band.
The piece is inspired by a fictional story about a rugged yet proud old Scottish
fisherman named Forbes who sets sail on a treacherous journey to France where he
ultimately falls in love with a beautiful younger French woman named Magdeleine.
But... the Highlands are in his heart and his heart is in the Highlands.
Instrumentation: Picc, Fl 1 2, Ob 1 2, Bsn, Cl 1 2 3 4, Bs Cl, A Sx 1 2, T Sx, B Sx, F Hn 1 2 3 4, Tpt 1 2 3, Tbn 1 2, BsTbn, Euph, Tuba, Dbl Bs, Piano (opt.), Marimba, Sn Dr, Tenor Dr, Drum Set, BD, Cymbals, Claves, Tam-tam