7 Feb 2019

BEAMISH arr Crabb: Lament from 'Seavaigers'

From Music Alive, 9:30 pm on 7 February 2019
Sally Beamish

Sally Beamish Photo: Ashley Coombes Epic Scotland Ltd

London-born composer Sally Beamish (b. 1956) has spent the last 30 years living in Scotland. Her highly evocative music is often inspired by Scottish culture and historic events.

'Seavaigers' is a double concerto for fiddle and Scottish harp, written in 2011. 'Lament' is its second movement, a haunting and beautifully woven tribute to the many seafarers who have perished on the water.

James Crabb says that the composer has a particular talent for creating atmospheric melodies and soundscapes that are original, but with an undeniable Scottish flavour. 

Recorded in Nelson Centre of Musical Arts by RNZ

Sound engineer: Darryl Stack