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

GET THE MOBILE APP!
The new pipes|drums app offers the same publication with a streamlined experience. Get the latest news optimized for your smartphone.
Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play
THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
March 29, 1894David “DC” Mather wins Piobaireachd, S/R & Highland Fling, Edinburgh Pipers Club competitions, Edinburgh.
MOST RECENT POST
  • Quelle reprise
    Wed, 22 Mar 2017
    The now double-homage to the anniversary of the 78th Fraser Highlanders “Live In Ireland” concert in Ballymena in 1987 is much deserved and, evidently, attractive to many people who wanted to live or relive the event. That music w …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS April 7, 2017Cincinnati Piping & Drumming Solo Competition & WorkshopSpringdale Nazarene Church, 11177 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246

April 7, 2017Pipers Club AtlanticThe Old Triangle Alehouse 5136 Prince Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

May 18, 2017Prairie Piping InvitationalRegina, SK

May 19, 2017Saskatchewan Highland Gathering and Celtic FestivalVictoria Park, downtown Regina

May 20, 2017British Pipe Band ChampionshipsPaisley, Scotland

TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: Tailor the bag cover to suit the bag. If the cover is too big then the bag can slip within the cover causing discomfort and poor posture.
Stuart Shedden, Glasgow, 1998 Northern Meeting Gold Medallist

FROM THE ARCHIVES