Richard Lambert Music

Caledonian March (Op.28 No.7)

A march for organ with a Scottish flavour, suitable as entry or exit music for a bride, or as a lively general-purpose organ voluntary

This march, suitable for a wedding exit or entrance, could also be used as a lively, general organ voluntary. It is structured as A B A C A, but the piece can be shortened to A B A when occasion demands. It is set in a bright D major with a neo-Purcellian trumpet style for the recurring theme. The two episodes are more reflective in mood, but all sections have a ‘scotch snap’ rhythmic figure – hence the title – also a favourite Purcellian device.

Performances

  1. 2 June 2012   wedding of Lynne and Stephen, St Andrew’s Church, Lyddington, Rutland UK
  2. 23 June 2012   wedding of Jessica and Jason, St Andrew’s Church, Owston, Leicestershire UK
  3. 9 August 2014   wedding of Charlotte and Simon, St Andrew's Church, Lyddington, Rutland UK
  4. 24 December 2014   Midnight Mass St John the Baptist Church, Harringworth,Northants UK
  5. 20 September 2015  St Mary the Virgin Church, Edith Weston, Rutland, UK
  6. 14 August 2016   St Peter's Church, Empingham, Rutland UK
  7. 11 June 2017   Trinity Methodist Church, Singapore. Dr Linda Fang (organ)
  8. 18 June 2017   Kampong Kapor Methodist Church, Singapore. Dr Linda Fang (organ)
  9. 27 August 2017   Trinity Methodist Church, Singapore (composer)
  10. 2 September 2018   St Peter & St Paul, Preston, Rutland UK (composer)
  11. 12 May 2019  St Peter & St Paul, Preston, Rutland UK (composer)

Listen

This recording of Caledonian March was produced using computer software called Sibelius: it is not a live recording.

Purchase

You can view and purchase the score of Caledonian March from Score Exchange.

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