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Hector the Hero

By James Scott Skinner

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Piano Solo, Piano/Vocal/Chords, Piano Accompaniment, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, String Duet, String Trio, String Quartet, Timpani, Multi-Percussion, Hand Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, String Orchestra - Intermediate
Composed by James Scott Skinner. Arranged by E. Rogers. 20th Century, Classical Period, Contemporary Classical, Folk, Celtic. Score, Set of Parts, Sheet Music Single, Solo Part. 22 pages. Published by Edward Roberts (S0.243833).

Item Number: S0.243833

"Hector the Hero" is a classic lament penned by Scottish composer and fiddler James Scott Skinner in 1903. It was written as a tribute to Major-General Hector MacDonald, a distinguished Scottish general around the turn of the century. MacDonald, a friend of Skinner's, had not long before committed suicide following accusations of homosexuality.

As it is a lament, it is played slowly and sadly, often using instruments such as the violin.pianoguitar or bagpipes. It has been covered by many artists since its release, and is still reasonably well known today.

As it was written in 1903, the lyrics, by Thomas McWilliam, and music to "Hector the Hero" have passed into the public domain.


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