The Essentials ~ Bagpiping
Various Artists - Bagpiping MixReleased: 21st August 2008
High Quality Audio
|1||The Royal Highland Fusiliers||Combined Bands: Highland Cathedral||4:22||.|| £0.79
|2||The Strathclyde Police Pipe Band||March, Strathspey and Reel: Links of Forth, Atholl Cummers, MacAllisters Dirk||4:59||.|| £0.79
|3||Field Marshal Montgomery||Medley: Trevor Buckley, Seonaidh's Tune, John MacDougall Gillies, Tar The House, The Top Tier, The Bollywood Lounge, The Unknown Air, The Fiddler's Rally||6:40||.|| £0.79
|4||1st Batallion The Highlanders||Company Marches||3:09|| £0.79
|5||The 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band||Journey to Skye||6:45||.|| £0.79
|6||The Victoria Police Pipe Band||Pipe Trio: The Hellbound Train||3:42||.|| £0.79
|7||Pipe Major Angus MacDonald||The Flowers of the Forrest||2:58||.|| £0.79
|8||Western Australia Police Pipe Band||Waltzing Matilda - Auld Lang Syne||1:39||.|| £0.79
|9||Piping Hot||Good King Wenceslas/We Wish You A Merry Christmas||2:43||.|| £0.79
|10||Pipes and Drums The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards||Amazing Grace||2:56|| £0.79
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The Essential Bagpiping List.
1) Highland Cathedral – Royal Highland Fusiliers Pipe Band
The original recording of a tune that is rapidly becoming as popular as ‘Amazing Grace’. Joined here by their Regimental band.
2) March, Strathspey & Reel. – Strathclyde Police Pipe Band
The standard piece for all competitions. The ‘Police’ won ten World Championships in a row playing exactly like this.
3) Medley – Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band
The second part of competition pieces. This playhed by the 2007 World Champions live at the actual Championships from the winning band.
4) Regimental Company Marches – 1st.Batt The Highlanders
5) Journey to Skye - 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band
With the sole exception of a trill on some ‘syndrums’ all that you hear on this is Pipes & Drums – no tricks, no gimmicks, just stunning.
6) The Hellbound Train. – Victoria Police Pipe Band
Pipe band concerts are becoming more popular and that allows for from some flashy playing. Here’s a trio of pipers being very flash.
7) Flowers of the Forest – Pipe Major Angus MacDonald M.B.E.
From the first album in the historic series “The World’s Greatest Pipers” this is unaccompanied solo piping.
8) Waltzing Matilda/Auld Lang Syne – Western Australia Pipe Band
9) Piping Hot Christmas
Not as easy to do as you might think. (The bagpipes are short of a note). But album is full imaginative arrangements of great Christmas favourites.
10) Amazing Grace – Pipes & Drums 1st.Batt The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Most of the bands here are World Pipe Band Champions (Grade One), the best pipe bands in the World or major Regimental bands. For the BEST pipe bands always look to see if they are Grade One.