Composer: Henry Purcell

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Arranger: Len Tyler

Duration: 7 mins

Difficulty: Medium

Instrumentation: 2 Trumpets; Horn in F; Trombone; Tuba (Alternative parts: Horn in Eb; Bb Trombone TC; Eb Bass TC)


First used by the BBC in 1955 as the signature tune to the BBC World News Service, Lillibulero traces its roots back to 1686 when it was attributed to Henry Purcell. Such was the popularity of this tune that it was chosen as a regimental march by the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). The movements are: Mvt. 1 Theme, Mvt. 2 Latin, Mvt. 3 Barcarolle, Mvt. 4 Vigoroso, Mvt. 5 Chorale and Mvt. 6 Finale.