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Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
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Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
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Old Scottish Melody (Auld Lang Syne)

arr. Charles A. Wiley

 

Old Scottish Melody (“Auld Lang Syne”) is a song by Robert Burns (1759- 1796). It is one of the better-known songs in English-speaking countries, and it is often sung at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day. Like many other frequently sung songs, the melody is better remembered than the words, which are often sung incorrectly, and seldom in full. The title may be translated into English idiomatically as 'long ago', or 'days gone by'. 

This setting is by Charles A. Wiley, longtime band director at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. 

Last updated on July 17, 2013 by Palatine Concert Band