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Cat. No. CHAN 10377 Price: £10.5 No. of discs: 1
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CHAN 10377 - MacMillan: Piano Concerto No. 2/ A Scotch Bestiary
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CD available From: 01 June 2006
 James MacMillan (b. 1959)
      premiere recordings
A Scotch Bestiary (2003-04)* 33:35
      Enigmatic variations on a zoological carnival at a Caledonian exhibition
      for organ and orchestra
      Dedicated to Gillian Moore MBE
      I. The menagerie, caged 21:01
1 The book is opened. Andante - 1:28
2 1 Ode to a cro-magnon hyena. Adagio - 2:33
3 A page is turned. Tempo I - 0:42
4 2 Reptiles and Big Fish (in a small pond). Largo- 1:57
5 3 Her Serene and Ubiquitous Majesty, Queen Bee. Senza misrua. Prestissimo possible, sempre legatissimo - 2:10
6 Another page is turned. Tempo I - 0:57
7 4 The red-handed, no-surrender, howler money. [ ] - Tempo di marcia - 1:36
8 5 Uncle Tom Cat and his Chickens. Adagio - 2:00
9 Yet another page is turned. Tempo I - 0:41
10 6 Scottish Patriots. [ ] - [ ] - Maestoso - 2:11
11 7 The Reverend Cuckoo and his Parroting Chorus. [ ] - 1:34
12 8 Jackass Hackass. Prestissimo possible (moto perpetuo) - 1:41
13 The book is closed. Tempo I - 1:29
14 II. The menagerie, uncaged 12:28
      Andante - [ ] - Meno mosso - [ ] -
     
Piano Concerto No. 2 (1999; 2003)† 29:56
      for piano and string orchestra
      In memoriam Edwin Muir
15 I cumnock fair. Fast 12:08
16 II shambard. crotchet = c. 60 7:59
17 III shamnation. Allegro (Tempo di Reel) 9:49
      63:46
 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)
 Producer(s)
 Brian Pidgeon (Executive)
 Mike George (Recording)
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Stephen Rinker
 Celia Hutchison (Assistant: A Scotch Bestiary)
         
      Awards  
      grammy nomination>  
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit / 44.1K

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