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Band Of The Scots Guards
Into the 21st Century
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The Scots Guards were formed by King Charles I in 1642 for service in Ireland. The Regiment returned to Scotland in 1650 but was disbanded during the exile of Charles II. It was reformed at the restoration of the King in 1660 and came to England in 1685. The earliest trace of any music in the Scots Guards seems to be of Drum, Fifes and Bagpipes in the year 1662.
The band of today numbers some forty-nine players, all of which are among the finest instrumentalists to be found in the services. Stationed in London, it shares with the other four Foot Guards Bands, the duties of daily Guard Mounting at Buckingham Palace. It is also present at various State Occasions throughout the United Kingdom, two of the most notable being the ceremony of the Trooping of the Colour on Horse Guards Parade and the Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.
Disk 1 : Fanfare (prelude to pageantry), Edinburgh Castle, Great moments in cinema (Star Wars), Ye banks and braes, Alfie, Yesterday, Sound of the pipes, Ancient and honourable, Artillery company march, Carnival of Venice, Jazz suite no 2, Eriskay love lilt, Land of the light, On the track, Gaelic rondo, Lord of the dance, If, Scottish close of the day, Will ye no come back again, Late post, Auld lang syne, Flowers of the forest, Scotland the brave, Heilan' laddie