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Scott Macmillan (b.1955): Music set to poems by Jill MacLean - "Currents of Sable Island" / Laurel Browne, soprano; Scott Macmillan, guitar; Currents of Sable Island Ensemble

Notes & Reviews:

Scott Macmillan's love for creating music has inspired him to explore genres in his compositions, including rock, blues, classical, Celtic, jazz, and avant-garde. His most celebrated composition to date, Celtic Mass for the Sea, won him a Portia White Prize Nova Scotia's most prestigious artist award. Jill MacLean's poem Sable Island 44N 60W is the inspiration for the work featured on this release, Currents of Sable Island. The evocative opening stanza of the poem sets the mood- "the island bends to current, winds and wave, maarram grass netting the dunes, which bury and disinter seal rib, sparrow rib, rib of feral horse, arc of a dolphin's spine, sand where the heart was... " "Rosy, resonant glories... Currents of Sable one of Macmillan's best works" (Stephen Pedersen, Arts Reporter)


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