On the Shore of the Mind, Stornoway-Arran-Edinburgh

In this programme, timed to coincide with the Commonwealth Games, Mr McFall’s Chamber celebrates Scottish links with the Caribbean. A new work by Gabriel Jackson, himself born in Bermuda, sits alongside works of music and words by Errollyn Wallen, Henry Purcell, Robert Burns and others.

Themes of island life, of departures, of the history of oppression thread backwards and forwards through this programme along with images of waves, seaweed, salt, sails and far sea vistas.

McFall's strings with Susan Hamilton, soprano

Tour Dates

Wed 18 June 2014, 8pm An Lanntair, Stornoway
Thu 19 June 2014, 7.30pm Brodick Hall, Isle of Arran
Sun 22 June 2014, 7.30pm St John's Church Princes Street Edinburgh


Los Pregoneros
Calixto Alvarez (b. 1938 Cuba)
Pequeña Suite Cubana
Fabio Landa (b. 1951 Cuba)
On The Shore of the Mind
Gabriel Jackson (b. 1962 Bermuda)
Come Unto These Yellow Sands from The Tempest
Henry Purcell (1659-95 England)
Full Fathom Five from The Tempest
Henry Purcell
Overture to Dido and Aeneas
Henry Purcell
Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas
Henry Purcell
Fairest Isle from King Arthur
Henry Purcell
Ballet sequence and song from L’Amant Anonyme
Joseph Boulogne (b. 1745 Guadaloupe, died 1799 France)
Intense from Five Postcards
Errollyn Wallen (b. 1958 Belize)
Beehive from Are You Worried about the Rising Cost of Funerals?
Errollyn Wallen
La Bella Cubana
José White (b. 1836 Cuba, died 1918 France)
Ae Fond Kiss
Robert Burns (1759 – 1796 Scotland)
The Slave’s Lament
Robert Burns

New Music Biennial
The New Music Biennial is presenting a series of 20 brand new music commissions to audiences across the UK in 2014. All of these commissions will also be presented at two weekend showcases in London (4 – 6 July 2014) and Glasgow (2 – 3 August 2014) coinciding with the Commonwealth Games.

The New Music Biennial is a PRS for Music Foundation initiative, presented in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and the British Council, and in collaboration with BBC Radio 3, NMC Recordings, Southbank Centre and Glasgow UNESCO City of Music. Additional support has been given by John S. Cohen Foundation, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Incorporated Society of Musicians and The Bliss Trust. See www.newmusicbiennial.com

o http://www.prsformusicfoundation.com/Partnerships/Flagship-Programmes/New-Music-Biennial
o http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/
o http://www.glasgowcityofmusic.com/
o http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/
o http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/
o http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/
o http://www.creativescotland.com/
o http://www.britishcouncil.org/

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St John's Church Edinburgh

Gabriel Jackson, credit Reinis Hofmanis

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