New Ensemble to Record Spectacular Soundtrack for The Gathering 2009Fri 05 Jun, 2009 // Tartan Silk
The Gathering 2009 is bringing together some of the country’s finest musicians to record the soundtrack for the event’s spectacular centrepiece, Aisling’s Children; Tales of the Homecoming. The music, which fuses classical, folk and traditional Scottish genres, will be performed by The True North Orchestra, a new bespoke ensemble, which has been specially commissioned for this unique event at Edinburgh Castle on Saturday 25 July.
Written by renowned Scottish composer Jim Sutherland, and being recorded on Monday 15 June in The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, the dramatic music will follow the story of the clans' role in Scotland's bloody and historic past.
The finest musicians from all over Scotland have been specially invited to form The True North Orchestra. The new Scottish chamber-sized orchestra of 35 musicians includes prominent members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Orchestra of Scottish Ballet, as well as top musicians from the traditional music world.
This strong combination of musicians each with an affinity to the Scottish traditional idiom, as well as an expertise and world class musicianship ensures the orchestra will perform with a musicality rooted in Scottish culture and musical heritage. As a result, The True North Orchestra, and its fusion of genres and musical backgrounds, truly represents 21st Century Scotland and its diverse and constantly evolving Scottish culture with a far reaching influence across the world; the exact story of Aisling’s Children
“The score had to be powerful to relate to the important events that occur within “Aisling’s Children”, said Jim Sutherland, composer and musical director of “Aisling’s Children”. The music is very emotive, helping the audience connect with the characters and feel the passion of those involved. We are lucky to be working with the best musicians in the industry and the results will be breathtaking.”
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