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Overture: The Land of the mountain and the flood

Composer
Hamish McCunn Op 3
Year of composition
1887
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2005
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
10 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra
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The Land of the Mountain and the Flood is an overture for orchestra, composed by Hamish MacCunn in 1887. Often cited as the archetypal Scottish overture, it is frequently likened to the works of Sir Walter Scott in its unashamedly lyrical, romantic view of the Scottish landscape. The title is in fact taken from Scott’s The Lay of the Last Minstrel, canto vi, stanza 2.

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