• Find us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Follow us on Instagram
  • View Our YouTube Channel
  • Listen on Spotify
  • View our scores on nkoda

Boosey & Hawkes

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

Digital Score
Subscribe to nkoda

World Premiere
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

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

Recommended Recording

Madeleine Mitchell/Andrew Ball
NMC D098

Buy the digital album from Amazon

Stay updated on the latest composer news and publications