A tune specially composed for the 75th anniversary of VP Day – the end of World War Two – has released by Pipe Bands Australia for the nation-wide piping tribute on Saturday 15 August.
Pipe Bands Australia invited Mark Saul to write the new tune that he has simply called VP 75 – Lest We Forget. The Australia piper, educator and internationally-renowned composer was earlier this year named as a recipient of the PBA national award for performance.
Mark’s latest work for pipes will also provide a poignant new tune for performance at commemorative events.
The 15 August performances across Australia will be at 9.30am local time, marking the hour 75 years earlier when the Prime Minister announced to the nation that the war was over and began a day of celebrations on the streets of cities and towns across Australia.
Pipe Bands Australia is inviting pipers to participate in the commemoration. After registering
at https://www.pipebandsaustralia.com.au/events, players will receive the sheet music for VP 75 – Lest We Forget. You can hear the new Mark Saul tune at the registration page.
All participants in VP 75 – Our Piping Tribute will receive a special commemorative certificate.
Pipe Bands Australia sincerely thanks Mark Saul for composing the new tune for performance on VP Day and continuing to share his musical skills for the benefit of pipers across Australia.
A drum score will also be available.