DEREK B. SCOTT (b.1950): Orchestral Music - Pagan Overture, Op. 2, Concerto for Highland Bagpipe and Orchestra, Op. 28 “Airs and Dances”, Brannigan’s Journey, Op. 30, Fantasia “Dafydd y Garreg Wen”, Op. 25, Suite Grotesque, Op. 32, Chacony, Op. 24, Fugal Overture, Op. 6, Kirkliston Waltz, Op. 31, Boogie Woogie “Clear the Decks!”, Op. 21.
Catalogue Number: 03W008
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0589
Description: Scott, Birmingham-born, has an international reputation as a leading historian of the British music hall and other forms of light entertainment but he is an outstanding composer in his own right, his music treading a fine line between a very English whimsy and a profoundly felt and natural response to his (often Celtic) subject matter. These works reveal a master craftsman and natural tunesmith, who manages to unite good humor, unerring technique and deep feeling, in music of immediate appeal. Scott’s Airs and Dances is a real rarity: a concerto for the Highland bagpipe and orchestra (he plays the instrument himself), a memorable mix of his own melodies and pipe tunes collected on the Isle of Skye, off the West Coast of Scotland. John Dew (bagpipes), Liepāja Symphony Orchestra; Paul Mann.