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James MacMillan

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a concert of works by James MacMillan, in conversation with the composer. MacMillan himself conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a recent concert of works by James MacMillan, in conversation with the composer at his home in Glasgow. MacMillan himself conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a programme which includes world premieres of two recently rediscovered early orchestral works, Symphonic Study and The Keening, and the concert's centrepiece is his violin concerto, A Deep but Dazzling Darkness, featuring the BBC SSO's leader Laura Samuel.

Symphonic Study (World Premiere)
For Sonny (World Premiere of new arrangement)
A Deep but Dazzling Darkness for solo violin, ensemble and tape (Scottish Premiere)
Exsultet for brass quintet
The Keening (World Premiere)

Laura Samuel - violin
James MacMillan - conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Recorded at City Halls, Glasgow.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Sir James MacMillan

    A Deep but Dazzling Darkness

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • James MacMillan

    Exsultet

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • James MacMillan

    The Keening (World Premier)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • James MacMillan

    Symphonic Study (World Premiere)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • James MacMillan

    For Sonny (World Premiere of new arrangement)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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