Scottish Suite by Leroy Anderson:   official website, complete reference

Composition: "Scottish Suite"
Composer: Leroy Anderson
Copyright: © 1954, 1962 (Renewed) Woodbury Music Company LLC
Completed: 1954
Instrumentation: Full Orchestra, Concert Band
First Performance: June 2 and 25, 1954
First Concert Performance: July 31, 1954
Recorded by Leroy Anderson: 1954
Length: 10:26
First Recordings: June 1954 (Anderson)
Published: 1954 (see details below)


Leroy Anderson's "Scottish Suite" has four movements: I.   "Bonnie Dundee", II. "Turn Ye To Me", III. "The Bluebells of Scotland", IV. "The Campbells Are Coming".  Anderson conducted the entire suite in three performances.  The first performance was with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra on July 31, 1954.  The second performance was with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on December 31, 1954.  The third performance was with the University of Miami Summer Symphony on July 3 and again on July 10, 1955.

In 1956 Anderson withdrew "The Campbells Are Coming", "Bonnie Dundee", and "Turn Ye To Me" because he was not satisfied with them.  He had already recorded "Turn Ye To Me" on June 2, 1954.  However it was published only as a piano solo.  The orchestral score and parts of "Turn Ye To Me" were subsequently lost.  David Ross made a transcription from the original 1954 recording by Leroy Anderson for the Leonard Slatkin / BBC Concert Orchestra recording in 2007.

Printed Music:

"The Campbells Are Coming" and "Bonnie Dundee" were neither recorded nor published during Leroy Anderson's lifetime. The Anderson family published these two works st the same time that Leonard Slatkin recorded all four movements of Leroy Anderson's "Scottish Suite".

Anderson recorded "The Bluebells of Scotland" on June 25, 1954.  He arranged the work for concert band.  Sheet music for "The Bluebells of Scotland" is available in two editions: Full Orchestra and Concert Band.

The Anderson family through Woodbury Music Company LLC is making all four movements of "Scottish Suite" available for purchase by orchestras.


The Whitehorse Orchestra (Melbourne, Australia) performed "The Blue Bells Of Scotland" and "The Campbells Are Coming" in concert on November 19, 2022.  They plan to perform all four moivements of "Scottish Suite" in 2023.  This will be the first performance in Australia of Leroy Anderson's entire "Scottish Suite".

Significant recordings

1. Leonard Slatkin and the BBC Concert Orchestra recorded the entire "Scottish Suite" in 2007 for Naxos Records.

2. Frederick Fennell, 2005 ("Frederick Fennell conducts the music of Leroy Anderson")

3. Erich Kunzel, Rochester Pops, 1985 (Album titled "The Typewriter")

  •  I.  Bluebells of Scotland, The
  •  II.  Bonnie Dundee (published posthumously)
  •  III.  Turn Ye To Me
  •  IV.  Campbells are Coming, The (published posthumously)

  • Printed Music

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