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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. Veni, veni Emanuel

    Veni, veni Emanuel

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: percussion and orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Order No.: BH 6501031
    €57.50  *
  2. Piano Sonata

    Piano Sonata

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: piano
    Order No.: BH 100233
    €19.99  *
  3. The Berserking

    The Berserking

    Concerto
    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: piano and orchestra
    Edition: piano reduction for 2 pianos
    Order No.: BH 300175
    €32.95  *
  4. After the Tryst

    After the Tryst

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: violin and piano
    Order No.: BH 1000646
    €12.95  *
  5. Kiss on Wood

    Kiss on Wood

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: violin and piano
    Order No.: BH 1000672
    €12.95  *
  6. A Different World

    A Different World

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: violin and piano
    Order No.: BH 1000923
    €12.95  *
  7. Cello Concerto

    Cello Concerto

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: cello and orchestra
    Edition: piano reduction with solo part
    Order No.: BH 1200468
    €36.00  *
  8. Kiss on Wood

    Kiss on Wood

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: cello and piano
    Order No.: BH 1200490
    €13.95  *
  9. After The Tryst

    After The Tryst

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: Soprano Saxophone and Piano
    Order No.: BH 2400317
    €12.95  *
  10. So Deep

    So Deep

    An arrangement of "O my Luve's like a red, red rose"
    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: mixed choir (SSAATTBB), oboe and viola
    Edition: choral score
    Language: English
    Order No.: BH 5400764
    €9.50  *

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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.
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  1. Veni, veni Emanuel

    Veni, veni Emanuel

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: percussion and orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Order No.: BH 6501031
    €57.50  *
  2. Piano Sonata

    Piano Sonata

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: piano
    Order No.: BH 100233
    €19.99  *
  3. The Berserking

    The Berserking

    Concerto
    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: piano and orchestra
    Edition: piano reduction for 2 pianos
    Order No.: BH 300175
    €32.95  *
  4. After the Tryst

    After the Tryst

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: violin and piano
    Order No.: BH 1000646
    €12.95  *
  5. Kiss on Wood

    Kiss on Wood

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: violin and piano
    Order No.: BH 1000672
    €12.95  *
  6. A Different World

    A Different World

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: violin and piano
    Order No.: BH 1000923
    €12.95  *
  7. Cello Concerto

    Cello Concerto

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: cello and orchestra
    Edition: piano reduction with solo part
    Order No.: BH 1200468
    €36.00  *
  8. Kiss on Wood

    Kiss on Wood

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: cello and piano
    Order No.: BH 1200490
    €13.95  *
  9. After The Tryst

    After The Tryst

    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: Soprano Saxophone and Piano
    Order No.: BH 2400317
    €12.95  *
  10. So Deep

    So Deep

    An arrangement of "O my Luve's like a red, red rose"
    Composer: MacMillan, James
    Instrumentation: mixed choir (SSAATTBB), oboe and viola
    Edition: choral score
    Language: English
    Order No.: BH 5400764
    €9.50  *

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