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Scots song

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Sir James MacMillan (b1959) is one of the UK’s greatest living composers; he lives and works in Scotland and his music is strongly influenced by the sounds of Scottish folksong and often inspired by the beautiful landscapes of his homeland. He wrote Scots song for us in 2019, for the wedding of our countertenor Patrick and his wife Ellie, by adapting an existing version for piano and voice which he wrote in 1991. The words are in the Scots language, by William Soutar (1898-1946), a Perthshire poet of the early 20th century. MacMillan’s melody for Scots song is something of a musical ‘signature’ and is used in several other choral and orchestral works.

from notes by The King's Singers © 2020

Recordings

The King's Singers – The Library, Vol. 2
Studio Master: SIGCD635Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 7 on SIGCD635 [5'01] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD635 track 7

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-20-63507
Duration
5'01
Recording date
6 February 2020
Recording venue
Snape Maltings, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nicholas Parker
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
Hyperion usage
  1. The King's Singers – The Library, Vol. 2 (SIGCD635)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: October 2020
    Download only
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