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Farewell to Stromness

In Tune's specially curated mix of music, featuring favourites alongside rare gems. Tonight's edition includes a Gaelic ode to shinty, and music that Peter Maxwell Davies wrote in protest against a proposed uranium mine in the Orkney Islands – Farewell to Stromness.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 56, 'Scottish' (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi.
    • Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos.3 - 5; THe Hebrides, etc. - Wiener Philharmoniker, D.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Anon.


    Singer: Montserrat Figueras. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • DEWDR.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Four Scottish Dances (Scottish Waltz)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Malcolm Arnold: Dances: Philharmonia, Thomson.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.
  • Trad.

    Lady Mary Hey's Scots Measure

    Performer: Jordi Savall. Performer: Andrew Lawrence‐King.
    • The Celtic Viol - La Viole Celtique.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 18.
  • Mary Ann Kennedy

    Camanachd Ghlaschu (The Glasgow Shinty)

    Composer: Mary Macpherson. Performer: Finlay Wells. Performer: Lorne MacDougall. Performer: Allan MacDonald. Performer: Nick Turner. Performer: Robert Robertson.
    • ARC Music.
    • EUCD2833.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia (Cantata No 209, 'Non sa che sia dolore')

    Performer: Lisa Beznosiuk. Ensemble: Sonnerie. Director: Monica Huggett.
    • Virgin Veritas.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Farewell to Stromness (The Yellow Cake Revue)

    Performer: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • Peter Maxwell Davies: A Celebration of Scotland: Scottish Chamber Orch & Choir.
    • Unicorn-Kanchana.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    I could be happy (The Boyfriend Suite)

    Ensemble: Aquarius. Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury.
    • NAXOS.


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