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Poetry, prose and music on a Scottish theme, with readings by Jimmy Yuill and Stella Gonet. Works by Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Sorley MacLean, plus MacMillan, Weir, Part and Bruch.

This week's Words and Music explores Scottish landscape and history. Jimmy Yuill and Stella Gonet read poems and prose by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sorley MacLean, Edwin Muir, Muriel Spark, John Burnside, Jackie Kay and Robert Crawford. The music reflects Scotland's rich heritage with work from Scottish composers and musicians including James MacMillan, Judith Weir, Tommy Smith, Thea Musgrave, Aly Bain and Jean Redpath as well as from the many composers like Peter Maxwell Davies and Max Bruch who have been inspired by Scotland.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 Oct 2010 22:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Hamish MacCunn

    Gillie's Dance – Six Scotch Dances

    Performer: Murray McLachlan – piano

    • The Scottish Romantics.
    • DIVINE ART 25003.
  • Robert Crawford

    Alba Einstein, read by Jimmy Yuill

  • 00:03

    Red Hot Chilli Pipers

    Celtic Bolero

    • Bagrock to the Masses.
    • RECD 561.
  • Muriel Spark

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, read by Stella Gonet

  • 00:07

    Max Bruch

    Scottish Fantasy - Andante sostenuto

    Performer: Cho-Liang Lin – violin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin - conductor

  • 00:13

    Jean Redpath

    A Red, Red Rose

    • The Songs of Robert Burns.
  • Lady John Scott

    Ettrick, read by Stella Gonet

  • 00:16

    Sir James MacMillan

    From Ayrshire

    Performers: Nicola Benedetti with James MacMillan and Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields


    Edinburgh Courtyard in July, read by Jimmy Yuill

  • 00:23

    Tommy Smith

    The Promise and the Search – Sonata no 2

    • Gymnopedie.
    • LINN AKD103.
  • Jackie Kay

    Old Aberdeen, read by Jackie Kay

  • 00:28

    Annie Lennox

    Dream Angus

    • The Annie Lennox Collection.
    • RCA 88697368082.
  • Douglas Dunn

    Landscape with One Figure, read by Jimmy Yuill

  • 00:34

    E Edmonds

    John Roy Lyall - Scottish Suite

    Performers: Aly Bain and the BT Scottish Ensemble

    • Follow the Moonstone.
  • Lewis Grassic Gibbon

    Sunset Song, read by Stella Gonet

  • 00:38

    Judith Weir

    Lament across the Sea - The Bagpiper's String Trio

    Performer: Domus Piano Quartet

    • Piano Concerto.
    • NMC NMCD090.
  • Edwin Muir

    Scotland 1941, read by Jimmy Yuill

  • 00:43

    Sir James MacMillan

    Shamnation – Piano Concerto no 2

    Performers: Wayne Marshall – piano, Fionula Hunt – leader, James MacMillan – conductor, BBC Philharmonic

    • A Scotch Bestiary etc.
    • CHANDOS CHAN10377.
  • Untitled

    Orkney/ This Life, read by Jimmy Yuill

  • 00:55

    John Hearne

    The Seagull

    Performer: Laudibus, Mike Brewer – conductor

    • Scotland at Night.
    • DELPHIAN DCD34060.
  • George Mackay Brown

    Island School, read by Stella Gonet

  • 00:59

    Peter Maxwell Davies

    Seven Songs Home

    Performer: The Choir of St Mary’s Music School

    • A Celebration of Scotland.

    Shores, read by Jimmy Yuill. Translated by Iain Crichton Smith

  • 01:03

    Thea Musgrave

    Turbulent Landscapes

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vanska - conductor

  • John Burnside

    Anstruther, read by Stella Gonet

  • 01:08

    Thomas Erskine

    Adagio – Quartet in A

    Performer: Fiddler Tam

    • LINN CKD240.


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