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James MacMillan

 b. 1959James MacMillan Photo © Philip Gatward

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James MacMillan is the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation * Attracted attention with acclaimed BBC Proms premiere of The Confession of Isobel Gowdie (1990) * Music combines rhythmic excitement, raw emotional power and spiritual meditation * Percussion concerto Veni, Veni, Emmanuel (1992) has received close to 500 performances * Programmed worldwide by orchestras including London Symphony Orchestra, New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics and Cleveland Orchestra * Featured composer at Edinburgh Festival (1993), Southbank Centre in London (1997), BBC Barbican Composer Weekend (2005), Grafenegg Festival (2012) * Interpreters include soloists Evelyn Glennie, Colin Currie, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Vadim Repin, conductors Slatkin, Rostropovich, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Vänska, Alsop, Maksymiuk, Runnicles and Brabbins, and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon * Recordings on BMG/RCA Red Seal, BIS, Chandos, Naxos, Hyperion, Coro, Linn and Challenge Classics

Works by James MacMillan include:
Veni, Veni, Emmanuel (1992) for percussion and orchestra
Seven Last Words from the Cross (1993) Cantata for choir and strings
Quickening (1998) for soloists (ATTB), children's choir, mixed choir and orchestra

View our web guide to MacMillan's choral music (PDF).

Looking Ahead: conducts new production of Inés de Castro at Scottish Opera (22 Jan); premiere of Seven Angels for choir and Biblical instruments by Ex Cathedra in Birmingham (31 Jan); first New York performance of Piano Concerto No.3 by Jean-Yves Thibaudet and New York Philharmonic (11 Feb); release of new recording of two Piano Trios by Gould Piano Trio (Feb); The Sixteen tours Miserere and Strathclyde Motets to Australia (3-10 Mar) and South Korea (13 Mar); conducts world premiere of Little Mass with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and choirs (28 Mar)

"...a composer so confident of his own musical language that he makes it instantly communicative to his listeners." — The Guardian

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