St Andrews Scottish Songbook
St Andrews Voices and the University of St Andrews’ Laidlaw Music Centre will premiere the new St Andrews Scottish Songbook on Friday 9th December at 7pm
Afton Water - Robert Burns arr. Nicholas Olsen
Eilean a’ Cheò - Mairi Mhòr arr. Aileen Sweeney
Fareweel to Tarwathie - George Scroggie arr. Stuart Murray Mitchell
Thou has left me ever Jamie - Robert Burns arr. Peter Hughes
Baile M' Àrach - Iain Dòmhnallach arr. Alistair Iain Paterson
Coulter's Candy - Robert Coltart arr. Robert Reid Allan
Ca' the Yowes - Isabel Pagan arr. Rylan Gleave
Colla Mo Rùn - arr. Màiri Anna NicUalraig
Why should I feign - Anon arr. Alasdair Nicolson
Michael Colliery - Sheila Douglas arr. Ronald MacDonald
The Beefcan Close - Trad. Arr. Ailsa Di Emidio
My love is like a red, red rose - Robert Burns arr. Harry Baines
Òran an Ròin - arr. Pàdruig Moireasdan
By Yon Castle Wa' - Robert Burns arr. Tom David Wilson
Braes o' Killiecrankie - Robert Burns arr. Eddie McGuire
Rorate Ceoli - William Dunbar arr. Sir James MacMillan
Bothan Àirigh am Bràigh Raithneach - arr. Jay Capperauld
Both sides the Tweed - J Hogg arr. Karen MacIver
Caller Herrin - Baroness Nairne arr. Graham McCusker
Seinn an Duan Seo - Dr Iain MacLachlainn arr. Lisa Robertson
The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen - Mary Webb arr. Erin Thomson
Cailleach Mhòr Stadhlaigh - arr. Màiri A Callan
St Andrews Voices, Scotland’s Singing Festival, will publish a new Scottish Song Book. The songbook will consist of 22 settings for voice and piano of existing (text + melody) Scottish traditional songs. The project seeks to
Provide a new body of art song repertoire for voice and piano based on traditional Scottish songs.
Honour the legacy of former St Andrews Professor of Music Cedric Thorpe Davie and others such as George McPhee, George McVicar and Frank Spedding in bringing traditional Scottish songs to a wider public through their celebrated collections.
Present a collection of songs representing a broad survey of traditions, dialects and geographical areas, including the Gaelic tradition, in new, creative arrangements.
Provide an opportunity for composers of all ages to creatively engage with the cultural legacy of traditional Scottish songs and to have their work published, performed and recorded.
Provide selected young/student composers with mentoring during the composition process.
Promote and revitalise the public performance of art song in Scotland.
The St Andrews Scottish Songbook will consist of 22 songs. The first five of these have been commissioned from a group of Scottish and/or Scottish-based composers:
Sir James MacMillan (world-renowned composer)
Tom David Wilson (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, St Mary’s Music School)
Mary Ann Kennedy (celebrated performer, composer, broadcaster and champion of Gaelic song)
Alasdair Nicolson (Artistic Director, St Magnus International Festival, compositions performed by leading ensembles throughout the world)
Eddie McGuire (versatile and celebrated Scottish composer whose work encompasses classical and folk traditions)
The composers of the remaining 17 songs are Aileen Sweeney, Ailsa Di Emidio, Alistair Iain Paterson, Erin Thomson, Graham McCusker, Harry Baines, Jay Capperauld, Karen McIver, Lisa Robertson, Mairi Callan, Nicholas Olsen, Padruig Morrison, Peter Hughes, Robert Reid Allan, Ronald MacDonald, Rylan Gleave, and Stuart Murray Mitchell.
What are the key dates?
17 October, 2020: Online launch event, opening of the call for proposals
15 October, 2022: St Andrews Scottish Songbook: Insights
9th December, 2022: launch of St Andrews Scottish Songbook
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