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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- 31 Oct 2020, 19:30
["Giants, Causeways & Consequences", Claire McCue]
- 05 Nov 2020, 19:00
[Ether/Real: an exploration of graphic scores]
- 10 Nov 2020, 19:30
[Cumnock Tryst presents Pete Stollery]
- 12 Nov 2020, 13:00
[Sonic Bites: The Owen Wilson Elegies]
- 18 Nov 2020, 14:00
[Writing your own funding application]
- Sonic Bites: La salle des fêtes
- Anna Clyne: Within Her Arms
- Workshop using Dorico Pro with Steinberg Media Technologies
- Digital Collaboration Fund - British Council
- VIBE Online
- Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts - Headley Trust