Highland Celebration composed by Alan Lee Silva. Concert Band. For Concert Band. Carl Fischer Concert Performance Series. Grade 3. Score and Set of Parts. Standard notation. Duration 3:36. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.CPS82).
With Standard notation.
Written with the lilt and flavor of the Scottish Highlands, this original Alan Lee Silva piece is a joyous new addition to the concert band repertoire. The pulsing 6/8 rhythms are contrasted by momentary feelings of 3/4, as the melody floats over punctuated harmonies. This piece contains contrast, with a slower middle section featuring a divine flute melody, accompanied by the sound of "bagpipe" drones in the other voices. This grand Scottish-style melody develops to a climax before the wistful return of the main theme, and an up-tempo coda completes the piece.