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James  MacMillan

Born: July 16th, 1959
Country of origin: United Kingdom
James MacMillan was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1959 and studied at Edinburgh University and with John Casken at Durham. After working as a lecturer at Manchester University he returned to Scotland in 1988, settling in Glasgow where he composes and teaches part-time at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 1990 he was appointed Affiliate Composer with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and from 1992 to 2002 was director of the Philharmonic Orchestra's Music of Today series in London. Increasingly active as a conductor internationally, he was appointed Composer/Conductor with the BBC Philharmonic in 2000.

MacMillan's music, including the much-acclaimed 1990 BBC Proms commission 'The Convession of Isobel Gowdie', has been notable for its extraordinary directness, energy and emotional power. References to Scottish folk music imbue MacMillan's work with a strong sense of the vernacular, while religious and social concerns inform both the spirit and subject matter of his music.

MacMillan's output ranges widely from chamber pieces such as the clarinet quintet 'Tuireadh', via a corpus of choral music, to large-scale works including three symphonies, the opera 'Inés de Castro' and 'Quickening' for voices and orchestra. He has written concertos for celebrated soloists including 'The Berserking' for pianist Peter Donohoe, and 'Veni, Veni, Emmanuel' for percussionist Evelyn Glennie which has received over 300 performances. James MacMillan's music can be heard on the Chandos, BIS, Hyperion, BMG/RCA, Black Box, Koch and Naxos labels.

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  1. Qui meditabitur

    Qui meditabitur

    from "The Strathclyde Motets"
    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SSATTBB) a cappella
    Edition : choral score, with piano accompanimet for rehearsal only
    Language : Latin
    Order No. : BH 12277
    €4.50  *
  2. Lassie, wad ye loe me?

    Lassie, wad ye loe me?

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SSSSAAATB) a cappella
    Edition : choral score, with piano accompaniment for rehearsal only
    Language : English
    Order No. : BH 12289
    €4.50  *
  3. Benedicimus Deus caeli

    Benedicimus Deus caeli

    from "The Strathclyde Motets"
    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SSATTB) a cappella
    Edition : choral score
    Language : Latin
    Order No. : BH 12288
    €4.50  *
  4. Sonnet

    Sonnet

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : 2 high voices or SS soloists
    Language : English
    Order No. : BH 12290
    €3.00  *
  5. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them

    And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : 3 mixed choirs (SATB/SATB/SATB) a cappella
    Edition : choral score
    Language : English
    Order No. : BH 12268
    €5.50  *
  6. Benedictus Deus

    Benedictus Deus

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB) a cappella
    Edition : choral score
    Language : Latin
    Order No. : BH 12219
    €4.50  *
  7. Bring us, O Lord God

    Bring us, O Lord God

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB) a cappella
    Edition : choral score
    Language : English
    Order No. : BH 12280
    €5.50  *
  8. Tota pulchra es

    Tota pulchra es

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB) and organ
    Edition : choral score
    Language : Latin
    Order No. : BH 12284
    €5.50  *
  9. Meditation

    Meditation

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : Organ
    Order No. : BH 12313
    €11.00  *
  10. The Strathclyde Motets

    The Strathclyde Motets

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Volume number : Vol. 1
    Instrumentation : mixed choir a cappella
    Edition : choral score
    Language : Latin - French - English
    Order No. : BH 12295
    €20.00  *

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James MacMillan was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1959 and studied at Edinburgh University and with John Casken at Durham. After working as a lecturer at Manchester University he returned to Scotland in 1988, settling in Glasgow where he composes and teaches part-time at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 1990 he was appointed Affiliate Composer with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and from 1992 to 2002 was director of the Philharmonic Orchestra's Music of Today series in London. Increasingly active as a conductor internationally, he was appointed Composer/Conductor with the BBC Philharmonic in 2000.

MacMillan's music, including the much-acclaimed 1990 BBC Proms commission 'The Convession of Isobel Gowdie', has been notable for its extraordinary directness, energy and emotional power. References to Scottish folk music imbue MacMillan's work with a strong sense of the vernacular, while religious and social concerns inform both the spirit and subject matter of his music.

MacMillan's output ranges widely from chamber pieces such as the clarinet quintet 'Tuireadh', via a corpus of choral music, to large-scale works including three symphonies, the opera 'Inés de Castro' and 'Quickening' for voices and orchestra. He has written concertos for celebrated soloists including 'The Berserking' for pianist Peter Donohoe, and 'Veni, Veni, Emmanuel' for percussionist Evelyn Glennie which has received over 300 performances. James MacMillan's music can be heard on the Chandos, BIS, Hyperion, BMG/RCA, Black Box, Koch and Naxos labels.
Products

per page
  1. Qui meditabitur

    Qui meditabitur

    from "The Strathclyde Motets"
    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SSATTBB) a cappella
    Edition : choral score, with piano accompanimet for rehearsal only
    Language : Latin
    Order No. : BH 12277
    €4.50  *
  2. Lassie, wad ye loe me?

    Lassie, wad ye loe me?

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SSSSAAATB) a cappella
    Edition : choral score, with piano accompaniment for rehearsal only
    Language : English
    Order No. : BH 12289
    €4.50  *
  3. Benedicimus Deus caeli

    Benedicimus Deus caeli

    from "The Strathclyde Motets"
    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SSATTB) a cappella
    Edition : choral score
    Language : Latin
    Order No. : BH 12288
    €4.50  *
  4. Sonnet

    Sonnet

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : 2 high voices or SS soloists
    Language : English
    Order No. : BH 12290
    €3.00  *
  5. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them

    And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : 3 mixed choirs (SATB/SATB/SATB) a cappella
    Edition : choral score
    Language : English
    Order No. : BH 12268
    €5.50  *
  6. Benedictus Deus

    Benedictus Deus

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB) a cappella
    Edition : choral score
    Language : Latin
    Order No. : BH 12219
    €4.50  *
  7. Bring us, O Lord God

    Bring us, O Lord God

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB) a cappella
    Edition : choral score
    Language : English
    Order No. : BH 12280
    €5.50  *
  8. Tota pulchra es

    Tota pulchra es

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB) and organ
    Edition : choral score
    Language : Latin
    Order No. : BH 12284
    €5.50  *
  9. Meditation

    Meditation

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation : Organ
    Order No. : BH 12313
    €11.00  *
  10. The Strathclyde Motets

    The Strathclyde Motets

    Composer : MacMillan, James
    Volume number : Vol. 1
    Instrumentation : mixed choir a cappella
    Edition : choral score
    Language : Latin - French - English
    Order No. : BH 12295
    €20.00  *

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