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The Lost Mountainfor Wind Ensemble

Sweeney, William

Lost Mountain was commissioned by the Inverness Wind Ensemble together with Lochaber High School Concert Band in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden, although the work commemorates more the aftermath of that battle and its long-lasting effects on the people of the Scottish Highlands and Islands rather than any celebrations of the martial arts. The title is borrowed from the poem of the same name by Sorley MacLean, written after the second world war. In it, the poet laments the despoliation of the landscapes of his youth on the island of Raasay during that war as a potential symbol of the wider human losses of those years.

Grade AB 6-7 US 4

c: 8 minutes


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Lost Mountain Sweeney

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