Tom David Wilson’s new piece for the Scottish Clarinet Quartet, scored for four bass clarinets, was directly inspired by James Hogg’s novel ‘The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner’. The composer writes – “The Brocken Spectre is but one instance in the book of the exploration of the idea of the doppelganger; the […]
Archive for August, 2015
In common with many of her works, Francine Trester’s piece for the Scottish Clarinet Quartet found its inspiration in poetry, in this case the writings of Sir Walter Scott. Each of its five movements is prefixed by an epigraph. Prologue “Many miles away there’s a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore […]
Artist James Kelty‘s wonderful new portrait of the group, seen in rehearsals for Francine Trester’s piece Many Miles Away… Five Quotations from Sir Walter Scott.