Monthly news summary of all the happenings and up and coming events in the Scottish Traditional Music scene.
Carmina Celtica - Canty: World premiere recordings of medieval and contemporary spiritual songs. The ensemble blend contemporary works by Scots composers Sir John Tavener and James MacMillan and others alongside haunting medieval chant to create the unique and beautiful sound for which it is renowned.
"The combination of voices and instruments is spellbinding." - Early Music Today. "Irresistibly attractive." - The Daily Telegraph.
|Review:||Scotland had some very beautiful medieval music preserved in a St Andrews manuscript alongside French repertory. One piece nestles here among plainchant and alluring modern vocal items by composers ranging from true Scots such as James MacMillan (his superb Os mutorum) and James McCarthy (the hypnotic The Stars in Their Courses) to Joanne Metcalf, Peter McGarr and John Tavener. All pick up on the distinctive resonance of Scots spirituality and the immaculate tuning and balance of the four female singers of Canty. William Taylor weaves harp interludes with atmospheric skill, even enhancing the plainchant. Ethereally beautiful....Nicholas Kenyon, The Observer|
|1/4||O Quam Mirabilis|
|1/5||Green Grow The Rushes|
|1/8||Five Lauds Antiphons|
|1/9||Inviolata, Integra Et Casta Es, Maria|
|1/10||Through The Wood Laddie|
|1/13||There Is Nothing Brighter Than The Sun|
|1/14||A Solis Occasu|
|1/15||Ubi Flumen Praesulis|
|1/17||The Stars In Their Courses|
|Deliver to:||United Kingdom|