My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose

In honour of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, who is celebrated on the 25th January on “Burns Night”, here is a video I have produced of a musical setting to the verse “A Red Red Rose”. The poem was written in 1794 and the music was composed by Gordon Langford for brass band around 200 years later. This performance is by the Middleton Band and the cornet soloist is yours truly – yep, that’s me in the days when I could still play my cornet! The photographs are also mine, taken about five years ago when I was playing around with some flowers and my cornet one day. I hope you enjoy the finished product.



About Pam Smith

I am a Christian and currently exploring vocation. I am a writer, I conduct a brass band, I am an avid reader and when I'm not doing any of those things I crochet with a fierce passion. I am mum to two fantastic young adults, celebrating my Silver wedding anniversary in 2016 with my husband. I recently gained my Bachelor of Arts with honours.
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4 Responses to My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose

  1. Eileen says:

    I love this arrangement and so good to hear you playing.


  2. Lovely playing! I used to play this in my days as a cornet player. I’ve since moved onto flugel but might get the music out again after hearing this. A lovely tribute to Robbie Burns!


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