City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh International Harp Festival: Canty and Bill Taylor / The Winner of the 2017 Young Composer Award

By Rachel Hair - Posted on 26 February 2018

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Join us for some Easter and Spring music from Canty and Bill Taylor followed by the Winner of the Young Composer Award 2017.

CANTY: Libby Crabtree, Anne Lewis. Rebecca Tavener (voices) Bill Taylor (medieval wire-strung clarsach)
'Flowers appear in the earth' - sacred songs of renewal and regeneration from medieval Europe. A sequence celebrating Easter and Spring including seasonal Gregorian Chant, polyphony from medieval Scotland and England, songs of pilgrimage from Spain and Italy, antiphons from Ireland and Scotland in praise of Celtic saints, and mystical visions of 'green-ness' from the extraordinary creative mind of St Hildegard of Bingen. Featuring the Scottish premiere in modern times of 'Bemery', a newly rediscovered Easter carol!

The winner of The Clarsach Society Young Composer Award 2017 will be announced, their piece performed and the prize presented.

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