Gaudeamus Igitur (“So Let Us Rejoice”) is a light-hearted hymn often sung at graduation and commencement ceremonies around the world. This arrangement turns the ode into a 3/4 march, perfect for processionals or recessionals of new graduates. It also pairs well with other 3/4 retreat marches, including ‘Freedom Come-All-Ye’, a familiar tune which also enjoys an appropriate title for commencement ceremonies. A harmony part is included in this arrangement for additional pipers (chord symbols and lyrics are not, however).
An audio sample, featuring Border pipes (A-chanter):
The original hymn: