The seventh-place Kilties show opened with “The Third Hurrah” from Jethro Tull’s seventh album, “Warchild,” released the previous autumn. Ian Anderson, the British progressive rock band’s flutist, wrote the piece for a film that never materialized. The source material has a decidedly Scottish feel to it, making it sound like something that could have been written especially for the all-male corps, clad as they were in ankle-length kilts. (The corps would turn coed three years later.) In a late-piece interlude, the buglers re-created the drone of bagpipes as the tenor drummers twirled their sticks above their heads and the snares offered up some Highland rudimental licks.
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