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Lord Lovat's Lament

Composer
David Fraser
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
World music
Instrumentation
String orchestra
Instrumental parts
Not available

The tune 'Lord Lovat's (1667-1747) Lament' was composed by his loyal piper, David Fraser (1716-1812). Lovat was defeated at Culloden and convicted of treason against the British and was beheaded, on Tower Hill, the last person to be so in Britain. ( www.annongul.i12.com/page_11.htm ).

In this arrangement of this old traditional Reel or Hornpipe written by David Fraser for the Great Highland Bagpipes I have added a string orchestra to create a mood for this piece.

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