The Lost Songs of St. Kilda
Trevor Morrison, Scottish Festival Orchestra & James MacMillan
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After years of turmoil and despair, the residents of St. Kilda evacuated their island in 1930. 86 years later, songs from the fated community were recorded by a surviving student of the island’s musical tradition. “Soay”, for instance, is a ballad with haunting melodies that conjures misty valleys and vast lakes.
This is just beautiful, so pleased they have been uncovered. I heard this wonderful music on Classic FM and imediately wanted to hear more. The rest of the album does not disapoint - the original recordings are so emotive, and the other pieces at the end really lovely homages to them.
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