Chieftain' Salute, Opus 34A

Graham recorded this piece composed by Graham Waterhouse with the English Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Yaron Traub. It's unique in as much that a Concerto composed especially for the Great Highland Bagpipe is unprecedented. There are classical pieces that feature the GHP but mostly as bit parts.

Review from Gramophone Magazine

"But the novelty here is the opening Chieftain’s Salute, which would bring the house down at a BBC Prom – a concertantework for ‘great highland bagpipe’ (marvellously played by Graham Waller) and strings. After an introductory ‘Scottish Snap’, the piper moves through a set of variations on the 17th-century lament, Lady Doyle’s Salute with increasing complex figurations. "

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