The Sands of Kuwait

Posted: March 21, 2009 in British Forces, Inspiration, Music
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sandsThe Sands of Kuwait is a beautiful piece of Scottish music for a band of Pipers.  It was composed by Gordon Mackenzie during the first Gulf War. My own version is by the Queen’s Own Highlanders. Their regimental museum is at Fort George in Inverness and very much worth a visit (so is Fort George, it is magnificent).

It is a truly haunting piece of music if played by a military band (there are other versions but don’t bother with them).

The video shows Sands of Kuwait performed by the Royal Winnipeg Rifles band and the Pipes of the Cameron Highlanders.

Another beautiful rendition is played during the Policing Tattoo in Canada.

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