WUSPBA releases 90-tune Jubilee collection for $25

Published: May 6, 2014
(Page 1 of 1)

The Western United States Pipe Band Association’s Golden Jubilee Collection of 90 original compositions composed by pipers with or closely connected with the association has been released for $25 and available online.

Tunes in the book include those by many eminent pipers, including Colin Armstrong, James McColl, Harry McNulty, Ozzie Reid, Aaron Shaw and the organization’s current Music Committee Chair, Lorne Cousin, who managed the project throughout the WUSPBA’s 50th anniversary year in 2013.

“I’m very proud that we have produced The Golden Jubilee Collection ourselves from start to finish, from the foreword kindly written by Jimmy McColl to the typesetting by Andy Trimble and amazing artwork by Hamish Yuile,” Cousin said. “We also of course wanted to ensure that all composers were given full credit and I’m delighted that the proceeds will go to furthering the cause of piping and drumming amongst young people in the Western United States region.”

Contributing composers signed a licensing agreement and were allowed to review the transcription of their music before approving the transcription for printing.

The collection is thought to be a first for a North American association. The RSPBA has published or subsidized several collections of music compiled or composed by their members, dating back to the 1950s.

VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0

THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
March 1, 1972PPBSO increases Grade 1 band requirement to 2 MSRs and 2 medleys.
MOST RECENT POST
  • Fond farewell
    Sat, 21 Feb 2015
    Two years ago, after about eight years away from it, I was looking for a piping change, so had another go at solo competition. I’d stopped shortly after my mother died suddenly in 2003, having lost the desire to keep … Continue re …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS March 7, 2015Flanders Red Cross Trio Piping CompetitionHamme, Belgium

March 8, 2015Brüggen Piping SchoolBruggen, Germany

March 14, 2015The Agnew-HarrisonHamilton, Ontario

March 21, 2015Arizona Scottish GamesSteele Indian School Park 300 E Indian School Road in Phoenix

March 27, 2015Dunedin Tide: Festival of PipingDunedin Community Centre Highland Park, Dunedin, Florida

TIP OF THE DAY
When sinking a flat reed never remove an amount of hemp that exposes most of the staple.
John Elliott, Sound Supreme Reeds