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For the fortieth anniversary of the St Magnus Festival, members of the Hebrides Ensemble perform music by Maxwell Davies, Gourlay, Messiaen and Debussy.

The Hebrides Ensemble pay tribute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies at the 40th anniversary of the St Magnus Festival. It features some of Max's clever reworkings of renaissance music paired with the piano trio he wrote based on a trip to the Fair Isle, north of Orkney. The concert also includes a new work by John Gourlay, an alumnus of the composers course, a nod to Shakespeare in Adès's Court studies from his full-scale opera The Tempest and works by Messiaen and Debussy.

Maxwell Davies: Kinloche his fantassie
John Gourlay: Midsummer Sunrise
Debussy: Syrinx
Maxwell Davies: Piano Trio
Messiaen: Theme and Variations for violin and piano
Maxwell Davies; Renaissance Dances

The Hebrides Ensemble
Matthew Featherstone, flute
Yann Ghiro, clarinet
Zoë Beyers, violin
William Conway, cello
Philip Moore, piano
Joanne McDowell, percussion.

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 5 Jul 2016 13:00

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Music Played

  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Kinloche his fantassie

    Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble.
  • John Gourlay

    Midsummer Sunrise

    Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble.
  • Claude Debussy


    Performer: Matthew. Featured Artist: herstone.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    A Voyage to Fair Isle

    Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano

    Performer: Zoë Beyers. Performer: Philip Moore.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Renaissance Scottish Dances

    Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble.