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A brief movement for string quartet, Memento was written in memory of a friend, David Huntley, the representative of Boosey & Hawkes in the USA, who died in 1994. It was premiered at his memorial concert in New York by the Kronos Quartet. The music is slow, delicate and tentative and is based on the modality of Gaelic lament music and the Gaelic heterophony of psalmsinging in the Hebrides.

from notes by James MacMillan © 2007


Ghost stories
Studio Master: SIGCD088Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 4 on SIGCD088 [4'45] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD088 track 4

Recording date
7 July 2006
Recording venue
Trinity College London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Cotton & Tim Oldham
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Andrew Mellor
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  1. Ghost stories (SIGCD088)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: July 2007
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