Ian Bostridge/Sir James MacMillan - Britten Sinfonia - What's On

Ian Bostridge/Sir James MacMillan

Saffron Walden London
16 – 17 Mar 2022


Romanian Folk Dances

James MacMillan

Í (A Meditation on Iona)*


Selection of Folk Songs


Molly on the Shore

Irish Tune from County Derry


Transylvanian Dance: Stomping Song

Trad. Danish

Sønderho Bridal Trilogy

James MacMillan

Three Scottish Songs*

Jacqueline Shave

Machair to Myrrh

Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke



Ian Bostridge and Britten Sinfonia embark on a journey around Europe with folk-inspired chamber music from Bartók to Britten, including a new arrangement by Sir James MacMillan of his Three Scottish Songs.

Join a musical expedition across Europe, exploring folk-inspired chamber music from Scotland, Ireland, Romania and Denmark.

In his lifetime, Benjamin Britten produced over 60 arrangements of folk songs. Here Ian Bostridge sings four of the most evocative: O Waly, Waly, The Salley Gardens, Bonny at Morn, and She’s Like the Swallow. The concert also features the world premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s Three Scottish Songs, new settings of three poems by the early 20th century Scottish poet William Soutar in a style based on traditional folk song. They will be heard with his 1996 work, Meditations on Iona, a musical portrait of the Scottish island where St Columba founded one of the oldest churches in Europe.

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