Some jus­tice for Wil­lie Lawrie’s fine mu­sic

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, I was most in­ter­ested to read Dr Lorn Mac­In­tyre’s fine ar­ti­cle about Pipe Ma­jor Wil­lie Lawrie ( The Oban Times, July 7).

In both the Scots Guards Set­tings of Pipe Mu­sic Vol­ume 1 and the Queen’s Own High­landers Stan­dard Set­tings of Pipe Mu­sic, The Bat­tle of the Somme ap­pears in the re­treat marches sec­tion but is unattributed to any com­poser.

Some jus­tice is done, how­ever, to Pipe Ma­jor Lawrie in the Scots Guards Set­ting Vol­ume 2, where no fewer than five tunes are in­cluded and at­trib­uted to him, in­clud­ing The 8th Argyll’s Farewell to the 116th Reg­i­ment de Ligne and Mrs H L Mac­Don­ald of Du­nach.

C Ste­wart Win­ter, Shel­lachan, Kilchre­nan.

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