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Musical compositions and arrangements

This page contains scores and audio files for musical compositions and arrangements with particularly close links to Tynwald. These may be freely downloaded and performed subject to any caveat given within any individual score. We would love to hear news of any performances, which may be sent by e-mail to enquiries@tynwald.org.im. Sibelius files are provided for the convenience of performers; please note, however, that no composition or arrangement may be altered without the consent of the copyright owner.

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Gill, WH, arr. Guard, CharlesManx National Anthem with fanfaresWind band
This arrangement was made in the 1980s and brought back into annual use at Tynwald Day from 2012. Parts are included for seven fanfare trumpets.
Gill, WH, arr. Guard, CharlesManx National Anthem with fanfaresBrass quintet, choir and organ
Used at the Tynwald Carol Service in 2010, 2011 and 2012
Gill, WH, arr. King, JonathanManx National Anthem with fanfaresBrass quintet, choir and organ
Used at Tynwald Carol Service in 2013, 2014 and 2015
Gill, WH, arr. King, JonathanManx National Anthem with fanfaresWind band
Based on the 2013 brass quintet version; arranged for wind band in 2018.
Guard, CharlesTynwald MarchWind band
Composed in the 1980s, this march was used at Tynwald Day each year until 1993. At that time it fell out of use but the tradition was reinstated in 2012 and the march was played in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Guard, Charles, arr. King, JonathanTynwald MarchBrass band
Composed for wind band in the 1980s and regularly played by visiting military bands at the Tynwald Ceremony; brass band arrangement made in 2018.
Kilgallon, DavidMannin VooarOrgan
Performed by the composer at the Tynwald Ceremony in 2012 and 2013
Kinley, JohnMona's DelightWind band
Commissioned by Culture Vannin for the Inter-Celtic Festival in Lorient, 2015. Version for Wind Band prepared by Captain Neil Skipper and performed at the Tynwald Ceremony in 2016 and 2017.
Letters, Will and Murphy, CW, arr. Dunderdale, PaulFlanagan Wind band
First heard in 1910 and made famous by Florrie Forde, this song is still widely sung and recognised in the Isle of Man.
Letters, Will and Murphy, CW, arr. Dunderdale, PaulKelly from the Isle of Man Wind band
Introduced in 1909, this was the first and most enduring of the "Kelly" songs sung by Florrie Forde in the music hall era. Widely known and recognised in the Island.
Moore, GarethSomething for All SaintstideOrgan
Performed by the composer at the Tynwald Ceremony in 2015
Roworth, DonaldA Manx CelebrationOrgan
Composed for, and performed by the composer at, the Tynwald Ceremony in 2016
Slack, Stuart, arr. Dunderdale, PaulThe Laxey WheelWind band
Made famous by the Mannin Folk in the 1960s and 70s, the song tells the story of the giant water wheel connected to the Laxey Mines in the Isle of Man. Widely performed and recognised in the Island.
Spence, SandyAtholl Salute to the Tynwald 1979Bagpipes
Presented to Tynwald by the Atholl Highlanders and performed by them during their visit to the Isle of Man in Millennium Year, 1979. This edition is based on a manuscript held in the Legislative Buildings in Douglas.
Spence, Sandy, arr. King, JonathanAtholl Salute to TynwaldWind band
Originally written for bagpipes and presented to Tynwald by the Atholl Highlanders and performed by them during their visit to the Isle of Man in Millennium Year, 1979. Arranged for wind band in 2017 and used at the Tynwald Ceremony in that year.
Townsend, J arr. Dunderdale, Paul Ellan Vannin Wind band
An unofficial national song of the Isle of Man. Played and sung at numerous community events throughout the Island every year. Universally recognised.
Woolley, Frank Manx Celebration March Wind band
Based on a piece written for Ramsey Town Commissioners to celebrate their centenary in 2015. Incorporates well known Manx melodies "Myleharaine's March" and "Ramsey Town". Organ version published by Culture Vannin in 2016. Wind band version produced in 2018 and premiered at the Tynwald Ceremony in that year by the Band of the Royal Marines Portsmouth.