The Cologne Cathedral Organist Prof.Dr.Winfried Bönig in April 2019
about his idea for a video production
"Highland Cathedral - an Ode to the Cathedral":
"The piece alone is capable of majestic images to be created."
The Story of Highland Cathedral
"The magnificient song 'Highland Cathedral'
is a tribute to my orchestra and the love we all feel for one
Westerkamp ("Music Show Scotland")
"´Highland Cathedral´ gehört
seit Jahren zu den Lieblingsstücken
unseres Publikums und unserer Musikanten."
"...The melody of "Highland
Cathedral" is so beautiful that I decided it would be
lovely to sing it on my new album and on my tours around the world."
Ralph Gusovius, "Bläck Fööss" Germany
Identifikation der Kölner mit "Du bes die Stadt/Highland
hat in der Tat eine riesige
und - in den Konzerten - teils berührende Dimension erreicht.
Nicht selten steht das Publikum geschlossen auf und singt das
Lied hymnengleich mit."
Remember November 2002:
gehen davon aus,daß der Titel unaufhaltsam seinen Weg zu
einer neuen Köln-Hymne machen wird..."
"Edinburgh Evening News"
"Highland Cathedral ... the best-known
bagpipe tune in the world..."
Ian MacPherson, Composer, United Kingdom
"It is just absolutely stunning!!!
You have really created something that is going to last forever
that people will play for decades if not centuries to come when
you composed "Highland Cathedral."
Peggy & Hamish Yuile, "House Of Scotland Pipe Band",
"Highland Cathedral" is one of those
timeless tunes that will be played as long as there are musicans
from different disciplines, this is a rare thing indeed,it combines
the world of classical music with the world of folk music and
the Highland Bagpipes."
Captain Major Marc Ludlow,
London Scottish Regiment, United Kingdom
"Highland Cathedral was the
favourite tune of Queen Mum."
Gavin Stoddart, Director of Army Bagpipe Music Edinburgh Castle
"I remember our meeting in Berlin well
and how much our Regiment enjoyed your composition. Brigadier
Jameson, the producer of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and a piper
himself also believes your composition is outstanding!
He would play on every Tattoo if he had the choice and I can assure
you that it is discussed each year."
Bastian Schmalisch Classic Radio Germany
"...sehr gern bestätige ich Ihnen, daß "Highland
Cathedral" in der Fassung von Phil Coulter insgesamt viermal
der Klassik Radio Hörerhitparade gewesen ist."
Pipe Major Angus Macdonald
"Best wishes to Michael Korb, thank you for allowing me
to publish your beautiful tune."
Major M. J. Parker, Producer of the "Edinburgh Military Tattoo"
"We have received many letters of congratulations
most of which have expressed particular enjoyment of your composition."