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Early Works

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Monday 27 February 2012

This week Donald Macleod visits Sally Beamish in her home near Loch Lomond, to talk to her about her work. Sally has been composing since she was a child but only set out on the path of professional composer after moving to Scotland in 1990, having already established a successful career as a viola player. Today she discusses her earliest commissions and how moving to Scotland, and motherhood, influenced her decision to become a composer.

Music Played

4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Sally Beamish Commedia (extract)

    Performer: Hebrides Ensemble

    BBC recording

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    Sally Beamish No, I'm Not Afraid

    Conductor: Ola RUDNER Performer: SWEDISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, Geoffrey Cox (oboe)

    BIS, CD-1161

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    Sally Beamish Tuscan lullaby

    Performer: COMPOSERS' ENSEMBLE, Mary WIEGOLD (soprano), Dominic MULDOWNEY (director)

    NMC, nmc-D003

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    Sally Beamish Symphony No. 1

    Conductor: Martyn BRABBINS Performer: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    BIS, CD-1601

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