MUSIC OF THE LAND AND SEA
Martyn Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Edinburgh Festival Chorus join forces to perform Vaughan Williams’s mighty Sea Symphony and to celebrate the 90th birthday of Scottish composer Thea Musgrave.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins | Conductor
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell | Chorus Director
Elizabeth Watts | Soprano
Christopher Maltman | Baritone
Thea Musgrave | Turbulent Landscapes (Scottish premiere)
Vaughan Williams | A Sea Symphony
Vaughan Williams’s epic paean to the power and spirituality of the sea brings together a huge ensemble for one of his most opulent, captivating creations. Setting mystical verse by Walt Whitman, it’s both a celebration of the might of the ocean, and a mystical glimpse into the infinite.
Here we also celebrate the 90th birthday of one of Scotland’s most internationally renowned composers, Thea Musgrave, with her remarkable Turbulent Landscapes, a powerful musical journey through six vivid land and seascapes by J. M. W. Turner.
Geoff and Mary Ball
With additional support from
The John S Cohen Foundation
The University of Edinburgh
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