Hamilton Mausoleum Suite
Francis Macdonald


"Hamilton Mausoleum Suite" is an album of original chamber music inspired by Hamilton Mausoleum which is located by the edge of Strathclyde Park in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

The suite comprises 11 pieces of music for combinations of string quartet & harp.

A performance by soloists of the Scottish Festival Orchestra was released in 2018 and met with a positive critical response:

"Exquisite” (The Skinny)

"Sublime" 7/10 (Uncut)

“Wonderful” (A Closer Listen)

“Delightful” 95% (Hi-fi News)

“Captivating” (Vents Magazine)

“Lovely" 8/10 (God Is In The TV)

"Stirring, solemn beauty" ★ ★ ★ ★ (Mojo)

“A composer of rare skill and subtlety” 7/10 (Clash)

“Delicate and pretty” (Electronic Sound Magazine)

“Sublime” (Classical Connections, BBC Radio Ulster)

"A series of pretty miniatures arranged for various iterations of a string quartet and harp... such as the Bach-like harp solo Folia, or the pastoral exploration Beam..." (Guardian)



Instrumentation Genre Ensemble (no conductor)
Tag orchestra
Duration 45 minutes

Performances of this work

Date Venue Performer Link

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