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MacMillan, James: A Different World (1995) 5'
for violin and piano

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This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere

22/07/1995
Almeida Theatre, London
Madeleine Mitchell, violin / John Lenehan, pft

Composer's Notes

This short work was written when I was composing the opera Inès de Castro. In the love music, there is a yearning for an imaginary world where the lovers’ dreams might be fulfilled, far from the political and military intrigues which lead to their violent separation. A Different World relates to some of this music, but in also alluding to plainsong and a famous Passion chorale, it expresses a deeper yearning before veering into an obsessive and brutal coda.



James MacMillan

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This programme note can be reproduced free of charge in concert programmes with a credit to the composer



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