Caledonian Tracks
Helen Mackinnon


Caledonian Tracks is a new work for wind ensemble, with flexible scoring for individual ensemble make-ups.

The work was inspired by a train journey through Scotland and explores the steady rhythmic momentum of the train against a backdrop of changing, fleeting landscapes in the background. The work's completion was interrupted by COVID-19 and the mid-section of the music reflects the stark contrast of momentum; a section that reflects on the period when 'the world stood still'. 

Instrumentation Genre Ensemble (no conductor)
Tag wind band
Duration 7 minutes
Instrumentation Flute [1 player]; Oboe [1 player]; Cor anglais [1 player]; Clarinet [2 players]; Saxophone (alto) [2 players]; Bass clarinet [1 player]; Bassoon [1 player]

Performances of this work

Date Venue Performer Link
11/06/2022 (*premiére) Errol Village Hall, Errol, Scotland, UK

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