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Peter Maxwell Davies, The Choir Of St. Mary's Music School, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - A Celebration Of Scotland FLAC album


Performer: Peter Maxwell Davies
Genre: Classical music
Title: A Celebration Of Scotland
Released: 1988
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Peter Maxwell Davies conducting the Welsh soprano Mary Thomas in a rehearsal of his experimental piece Revelation and Fall in 1968 Photograph: Erich Auerbach/Getty Images. He was born into a modest household in Salford, Greater Manchester, to Hilda and Tom Davies. His father was a foreman in an optical instruments factory. Peter soon showed an aptitude for music, and devoured the contents of the Henry Watson music library, picking out complicated scores at the piano. He was also composing little pieces by the dozen. He had fruitful conducting relationships with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. In 2004 he was appointed Master of the Queen’s Music, a role he embraced for a decade with gusto, and with none of the discomfort that, say, Andrew Motion displayed during his tenure as Poet Laureate.

St Mary's Music School is a music school in Scotland in Edinburgh, for boys and girls aged 9 to 19 and is also the Choir School of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral. The school, which is non-denominational, provides education for children with a special talent in music, and is Scotland's only full-time independent specialist music school

Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise. by Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Sean Shibe. A Celebration of Scotland. by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Edinburgh St Mary's Music School Choir.

The internationally celebrated Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) is made up of a unique collection of talented musicians who inspire and connect with people of all ages. We aim to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to hear live orchestral music by touring the length and breadth of Scotland and around the world as proud ambassadors for Scottish cultural excellence. In recent years, the Orchestra has travelled throughout Europe, the Far East, India and the USA. Who's Who. Latest News.

This Linn release was recorded in the fall of 2015, before the death of Peter Maxwell Davies the following spring. It's not clear whether it was intended as a tribute to the still-active composer, who was suffering from a terminal illness, but it would serve perfectly well as one, at least for the less brash final phase of Maxwell Davies' career. The enthusiasm of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and its youthful conductor Ben Gernon in this music is hard to overstate; they make it clear that however fashions may change, the music of Peter Maxwell Davies will be around for a long time to come.

Album · 2012 · 5 Songs. Symphony No. 5. Philharmonia Orchestra & Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. 5 Songs, 1 Hour 8 Minutes. Released: 1 Sep 2012. More By Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

Unique in Scotland in singing daily services and having its own choir school, the Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh enjoys an international reputation through its recordings, tours, broadcasts, and concerts. Described by Gramophone as ‘one of Scotland’s (indeed the UK’s) musical jewels’, the choir consists of choristers aged 9-13 (all attending St Mary’s Music School on Cathedral or government bursaries), university choral scholars and professional lay clerks. The choir’s latest recording is of music by sixteenth-century composer William Mundy, much of it recorded for the first time. The choir has worked with many ensembles and orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Opera North, and Dunedin Consort, and broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio Three, Radio Four, and Radio Scotland.

St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Arts and entertainment. Edinburgh Youth Orchestra. Non-profit organisation. Royal Scottish Academy (RSA). Enterprise Music Scotland. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Performing arts school. Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. St Cecilia's Hall: Concert Room & Music Museum.

COMPOSER: Peter Maxwell Davies. CHOIR: Choir of St Mary's Music School. CONDUCTOR: Peter Maxwell Davies. More from this artist. Peter Maxwell Davies.

Tracklist

1 An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise
2 Kinloche, His Fantassie
Seven Songs Home
3 Home-Time At Last
4 At The Shore
5 The Heather Track
6 At The Lochan
7 Cold Tracto
8 Tractor Ride
9 Home
10 Yesnaby Ground
11 Dances From 'The Two Fiddlers'
12 Jimmack The Postie
13 Farewell To Stromness
14 Lullaby For Lucy
Renaissance Scottish Dances
15 Intrada
16 Currant
17 Sweit Smyling Katie Loves Me (With Ladie Louthian's Lilte)
18 Last Time I Came Over The Mure
19 Ane Exempill Of Tripla
20 Remember Me My Deir
21 Almayne

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