This piece is written for large concert band and was created in memory of the clans that fought and lost their lives in Culloden.
Taking its name from the Jacobite leaders of the same name, this piece is inspired by the Jacobite uprising led by Charles Edward Stuart, in a futile attempt to regain the British Throne.
We follow their journey from the initial spark of rebellion, eventually to the final defeat at Culloden.
Siobhan uses a lot of polyrhythms to imitate a journey of hope and freedom. She repeats a traditionally written Scottish folk tune throughout her piece. This theme is both expanded and broken down to convey different emotions she imagined the men felt during this time.
Instrumentation Genre Ensemble (with conductor)
Tag wind band
Duration 13 minutes
Instrumentation Flute (+ piccolo) [1 player]; Flute [2 players]; Oboe [2 players]; Bassoon [2 players]; Clarinet (+ E flat) [1 player]; Clarinet [6 players]; Bass clarinet [1 player]; Saxophone (alto) [2 players]; Saxophone (tenor) [2 players]; Saxophone (baritone) [1 player]; Trumpet [3 players]; Horn [4 players]; Trombone [3 players]; Bass trombone [1 player]; Euphonium [1 player]; Tuba [1 player]; Percussion [6 players] (Bass drum, Bongos, Djembe, Marimba, Snare drum, Timpani)
Performances of this work
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- Nocturne & Sunrise, by Eddie McGuire
- Meditation on Da Day Dawn, by Katherine Wren
- Carry His Relics, by Gemma McGregor
- Album Release: MIDI Times & Spaces by Neil Tòmas Smith
- Quartet No. 6 (Remix)
- Iconnotations - Made In Scotland Showcase
- Musical Postcards from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra players
- New album - prismatic - released 24th June
- Gillian Walker Commissioned by Live Music Now
- UK – Russia Creative Bridge grants programme
- UK-Japan Collaboration
- Marketing and Communications Manager — Scottish Ensemble