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World Premiere of Gavin Bryars's In Glasgow at Celtic Connections 2021

Jan. 01, 2021

Gavin Bryars's In Glasgow will premiere at the 2021 Celtic Connections Festival which takes place online this year. In this work, Gavin Bryars sets five poems by Edwin Morgan from his collection Sonnets from Scotland for a 24-voice chamber choir. The work was commissioned by Celtic Connections for performance in January 2021. The composer notes:


"I had already set eight of these sonnets for men’s choir: three for the Estonian Men’s Choir (and recorded on BCGBCD 11 “Silva Caledonia”); three for a consortium of American men’s choirs, and two to form part of my Piano Concerto “The Solway Canal” as well as being separate works. I admire Edwin Morgan’s poetry immensely and had the opportunity to meet him in Glasgow before the Tallinn performances of Silva Caledonia in 2006. In Glasgow is dedicated to my friend, the Scottish writer Brian Morton."


Celtic Connections takes place from January 15-February 2, and festival passes are available online.

Listen to Gavin Bryars's Two Love Songs (2010) here: 


(Two Love Songs/Gavin Bryars/Women of The Crossing Choir/Donald Nally, conductor)


To learn more about Gavin Bryars, visit: schott-music.com.

Gavin Bryars
In Glasgow (2020)
for mixed chorus

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