James MacMillan: Scotch Bestiary/Piano Concerto No.2 (Chandos Audio CD)

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Wayne Marshall organ* and piano†
BBC Philharmonic
James MacMillan

Recorded in:
Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester
14 December 2004 (A Scotch Bestiary); 22 February 2005 (Piano Concerto No. 2)


Contents and Reviews

A Scotch Bestiary (2003-04)
Enigmatic variations on a zoological carnival at a Caledonian exhibition for organ and orchestra
Dedicated to Gillian Moore MBE:

The menagerie, caged
The book is opened. Andante
Ode to a cro-magnon hyena. Adagio
A page is turned. Tempo I
Reptiles and Big Fish (in a small pond). Largo
Her Serene and Ubiquitous Majesty, Queen Bee. Senza misrua. Prestissimo possible, sempre legatissimo
Another page is turned. Tempo I
The red-handed, no-surrender, howler money. Tempo di marcia
Uncle Tom Cat and his Chickens. Adagio
Yet another page is turned. Tempo I
Scottish Patriots - Maestoso
The Reverend Cuckoo and his Parroting Chorus.
Jackass Hackass. Prestissimo possible (moto perpetuo)
The book is closed. Tempo I
The menagerie, uncaged Andante - Meno mosso

Piano Concerto No. 2 for piano and string orchestra (In memoriam Edwin Muir):
cumnock fair