A view of the Scottish country taken from across Scotland. The sunsets are enhanced by digital editing. Many of the photo’s were taken by friends. Accompanied by the music of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. The Green Hills of Tyrol. Music available @ itunes. I hope you enjoy viewing. “A Scottish soldier” is a Scottish folk song. The lyrics were written by Andy Stewart. The song is about a dying Scottish soldier, wishing to return to the hills of his homeland rather than die in Tyrol. The tune, “The Green Hills of Tyrol”, is a well-known melody in the Scottish bagpipe tradition and was transcribed by John MacLeod during the Crimean War from “La Tua Danza Sì Leggiera,” a chorus part in the third act of Gioachino Rossini’s 1829 opera Guglielmo Tell (William Tell). Rossini adapted that tune from Alpine folk music.

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