Mark Saul’s third collection goes to print

Published: November 30, 2011
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Eighteen years have passed since his second book of music, and now The Antipodes Collection Volume 3 has gone to print, according to compiler and composer Mark Saul of Melbourne. Expected release date is scheduled for December 5th.

Saul noted that Volume Three is larger than the previous books, and includes several complete suites that he composed during the period, including “Beaches of Harris” and “Tir nan Og, works made famous by the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, and his latest suite, “Back On Track,” which made its debut at the August concert in Glasgow by the ScottishPower Pipe Band.

“Back On Track” is the third in Saul’s at train trilogy of suites that started with “Hell Bound Train,” which the Victoria Police Pipe Band made popular in the 1990s.

“This collection contains music ranging widely in style and technical difficulty, from tunes composed specifically for Grade 3 or Grade 4 players, up to more difficult pieces purpose-built for Grade 1 bands,” Saul said. “The book also differs from my preceding two books in that it contains a greater number of suites and multi-parted tunes. This change reflects the requests of the bands I have been composing for, and potentially a shift in the repertoire for modern pipe bands in general.”

A member of the Victoria Police in the 1990s, Saul is now Pipe-Major of the Grade 2 Hawthorn City Pipe Band of Melbourne, Australia. The Victoria Police won the World Pipe Band Championship in 1998.

The collection will be offered in paper form only. Price is still to be determined.

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  1. piperjde

    I am so (*#^$#@*(&_#@*&ing EXCITED!!!!! the first two were some of my first and most favorite books back when I started playing pipes.

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