Scotland in Music
Posted on 20 January 2022
There is nothing better to warm a cold wintry night than a dram and a Scottish tune. So, as we look forward to Burns Night on January 25, we highlight some of the best creatives from Scotland and other great works inspired by the lands north of the wall.
Helen Grime: Everyone Sang (2010)
Large Orchestra, 10 mins
This exuberant BBC Scottish Symphony 75th birthday piece by Aberdeenshire composer Helen Grime brings out the joyful, chattering voices of each of the orchestral players. The title of the piece comes after the poem by Siegfried Sassoon, which seemed to resonate with the images of song, unity and hope central the work – all appropriate sentiments for a dark mid-winter night!