Boosey and Hawkes HPS 1444 - James MacMillan i: A Meditation on Iona. This work came about through a collaborative experiment with the sculptress Sue Jane Taylor. It is a pensive and reflective work for strings and percussion lasting about 15 minutes, and is mostly slow and static. The whole is intended to give an impression of the island of Iona where St. Columba lived, and died in 597. It is a place of stark and desolate beauty, a focus of deep spiritual resonance and historical significance.