Masterworks 2019 | Classroom Resource Pack

This pack is designed to help you and your class to prepare for the SCO Masterworks concert featuring Tryst by Sir James MacMillan. Inspired by a Scottish love poem turned first into a ballad and then fleshed out for this orchestra in 1989, Tryst is an exciting, all encompassing and epic exploration of MacMillan’s unique soundworld. Our presenter Rachel Leach will give a detailed introduction to the piece and also talk to the composer himself, who will be conducting the orchestra. The second half of the concert will be a complete performance of Tryst, which lasts about 30 minutes.

This resource pack has been created as a central source of information for you and your music students. We hope that you might use some elements of it in the classroom to prepare for the performance, and to continue exploring some of the themes afterwards.

Masterworks 2019 MacMillan Tryst | Classroom Resource Pack
Explore Tryst by James MacMillan
MacMillan Tryst Online Resources - pdf - 928 KB