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From Helmand to Horse Guards / Kate Rusby, Isla St Clair

Album Summary

>McCrindle, Ross : Marches with a Twist!, medley for pipes-and-drums band
>Skinner, James Scott : Hector the Hero
>McCrindle, Ross : Made in Girvan, medley for pipes-and-drums band
>Knox, David : Rose of Kelvingrove
>McCrindle, Ross : My Bonnie Dearie, medley for pipe-and-drum band
>McCutcheon, Rab : The Half-Inched Pearl, drum salute
>Traditional, Scottish : Wild Mountain Thyme
>McCrindle, Ross : Allied Unity, medley for pipes-and-drums band
>MacLean, Dougie : The Gael
>Gordon, Gregg : Happy Hour, medley for pipes-and-drums band
>McCrindle, Ross : Solo Piper, medley of slow airs and jigs for bagpipe
>Rusby, Kate : Fare Thee Well, song
>McCrindle, Ross : The Medley, competition medley for pipes-and-drums band
>Heriot, Brian : The Battle, medley for pipes-and-drums band
>MacLean, Dougie : Caledonia
>Gordon, Alex [Bagpipes] : En Ferus Hostis, for pipes-and-drums band
>Clair, Isla St. : We Will Remember Them (The Flowers of the Forest)
>Heriot, Brian : From Helmand to Horse Guards, medley for pipes-and-drums band
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Today, the Scottish Guard is considered to possess both the finest soldiers and most skilled musicians. In "From Helmand to Horse Guards" the 1st Battalion Scots Guard presents a wide range of musical styles from traditional pipe band music to Ceilidh and Celtic rock. With orchestral accompaniment and accented with the fresh voices of Kate Rusby and Isla St. Clair, join the guard on their musical journey from Helmand, Afghanistan to the Horse Guards of Buckingham Palace.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Cava Sound Studios, Glasgow, Scotland.

Includes medley for band: msr medley by various composers.

Includes medley for band: the 6/8s medley by various composers.



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Works Details

>McCrindle, Ross : Marches with a Twist!, medley for pipes-and-drums band
  • Performers: Ross McCrindle (Pipes); Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards; Brian Heriot
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Brian Heriot.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skinner, James Scott : Hector the Hero
  • Performers: Glen Little (Drums); Jason Libby (Keyboards); Ross McCrindle (Pipes); James Skinner (Violin); Paul McLaughlin (Guitar); John Miller (Fiddle); Chris Day (Keyboards); Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards (Keyboards); Dougie Twycross (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>McCrindle, Ross : Made in Girvan, medley for pipes-and-drums band
  • Performers: Brian Heriot; Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Brian Heriot.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Knox, David : Rose of Kelvingrove
  • Performers: Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards; David Knox; Brian Heriot
  • Ensemble: Band of the Scots Guards
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>McCrindle, Ross : My Bonnie Dearie, medley for pipe-and-drum band
  • Performers: Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards; Brian Heriot
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Brian Heriot.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>McCutcheon, Rab : The Half-Inched Pearl, drum salute
  • Performers: Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards; Rab McCutcheon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Scottish : Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Performers: Jason Libby (Voice); Paul McLaughlin (Guitar); Dougie Twycross (Voice); Chris Day (Keyboards); Glen Little (Drums); Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards (Voice); John Norwood (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.

>McCrindle, Ross : Allied Unity, medley for pipes-and-drums band
  • Performers: Brian Heriot; Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Brian Heriot.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>MacLean, Dougie : The Gael
  • Performers: Dougie MacLean (Cornet); Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards (Cornet); Chris Clark (Cornet); John Miller (Fiddle)
  • Ensemble: Band of the Scots Guards
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gordon, Gregg : Happy Hour, medley for pipes-and-drums band
  • Performers: Dougie Twycross (Bodhran); Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards (Bodhran); Matt Commons (Bodhran); Mik White (Mandolin); Alex Gordon (Pipes); Alex Gordon (Bodhran)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with David Barnett (Band Arranger).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>McCrindle, Ross : Solo Piper, medley of slow airs and jigs for bagpipe
  • Performers: Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards; Ross McCrindle (Pipes)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rusby, Kate : Fare Thee Well, song
  • Performers: Brian Heriot (Pipes); Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards (Pipes); Ross McCrindle (Pipes); Kate Rusby (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>McCrindle, Ross : The Medley, competition medley for pipes-and-drums band
  • Performers: Ross McCrindle (Pipes); Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Heriot, Brian : The Battle, medley for pipes-and-drums band
  • Performers: John Miller; Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>MacLean, Dougie : Caledonia
  • Performers: Paul McLaughlin (Guitar); Dougie MacLean (Voice); Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards (Voice); Chris Day (Keyboards); Jason Libby (Voice); John Norwood (Voice); Glen Little (Drums)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Gordon, Alex [Bagpipes] : En Ferus Hostis, for pipes-and-drums band
  • Performers: Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards; Alex Gordon (Bodhran)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Clair, Isla St. : We Will Remember Them (The Flowers of the Forest)
  • Performers: Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards (Voice); Brian Heriot (Voice); Isla Clair (Voice); Laurence Binyon
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Brian Heriot.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Heriot, Brian : From Helmand to Horse Guards, medley for pipes-and-drums band
  • Performers: Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards; Brian Heriot
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary