MacMillan’s Seven Last Words is an undeniable masterpiece, the perfect combination of past and present, of word and music. It exemplifies the MacMillan choral style, with Scottish folk and Middle Eastern traditions intermixed with ecstatic strings and stunning vocal ideas. We’ll unthread those strands and appreciate how MacMillan uses them all to such compelling effect.
Jonathan James continues his popular explorations of works and their creators from this season in our ‘Beyond the Barline’ series of pre-concert talks, illustrated at the piano and with a fascinating array of audiovisual excerpts.
This talk precedes Exultate Singers – MacMillan and Handel, and is the second of Jonathan James’s ‘Modern Masters’ talks as part of the ‘Beyond the Barline’ series.
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