MASTERWORKS 2019 | VIDEO RESOURCES
Meet the composer
Rachel Leach interviews Sir James MacMillan about becoming a composer, and the influences behind Tryst.
Musical concepts in Tryst
Rachel Leach explains how musical concepts are used in Tryst. Musical excerpts are performed by the SCO and conducted by Sir James MacMillan.
2. Chorale and Harmony
3. Chords, Tonality, and the Imperfect Cadence
4. Strophic - Verse and Chorus
Sir James MacMillan and The Tryst
Watch a short interview with Sir James MacMillan in which he discusses the influences behind his music, and William Souter's poem The Tryst.
Jamie MacDougall recites the full poem The Tryst.
Performances of Tryst
A performance of Tryst by the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, conducted by Edward Caswell.
Another performance of Tryst by the Ulster Orchestra, conducted by Takuo Yuasa.
Performance of After the Tryst
A performance of James MacMillan’s After the Tryst by Nathalie Shaw (Violin) & Helene Tysman (Piano) in 2012.
Performances of other pieces by Sir James MacMillan
A performance of Sir James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater in the Vatican. Click here for the link to the video.
The SCO performs Sir James MacMillan’s Veni, veni Emmanuel at the BBC Proms in 1992.
Sir James MacMillan’s The Confession of Isobel Gowdie performed by the RTVE Orchestra in Madrid in 2015 (starts at 1.10). Click here for the link to the video.
Sir James MacMillan talks about his life and work
Sir James MacMillan reflects on the celebrations for his 60th birthday in 2019, the premiere of his Fifth Symphony at the Edinburgh International Festival and suggestions on how to listen to new music.
Sir James MacMillan talks about his religious faith and music.
Sir James MacMillan suggests how to listen to new music.
Sir James MacMillan talks about his piece The Confession of Isabel Gowdie. Click here for the link to the video.
A new book by Sir James MacMillan
A Scots Song: A Life of Music Published by Birlinn Ltd, 2019.