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Meditations on the Sea

 23 January 2014 at 7.30pm 

Meditations on the Sea

Queens Hall
0131 668 2019

Garry Walker: conductor; Maximiliano Martín: clarinet

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

To Scots, living on so many islands and dependent on it for so much, the sea is a constant presence to be loved and admired, but also feared and respected. This complicated relationship with the sea is reflected here in pieces by two of the most important and widely performed living composers.

MacMillan’s Tuireadh laments the dead of the Piper Alpha disaster in great tidal movements of sound and grief. South African composer Volan’s Symphony offers a beautiful and oblique reflection “on the sea and the role of ships and their cargoes in our history”.

Jean Sibelius : Pelléas et Mélisande
Kevin Volans : Symphony: Daar Kom die Alibama
James MacMillan : Tuireadh
Zoltán Kodály : Dances of Galanta

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