Ca’ the Yowes - A Traditional Tapestry St Salvator's Chapel Choir & Tom Wilkinson

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Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

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  • Tom Wilkinson, Traditional:
  • 1Skye Boat Song01:53
  • Tom Wilkinson, Traditional:
  • 2A Highland Lad01:14
  • Traditional:
  • 3Alister McAlpine's Lament03:19
  • Traditional:
  • 4Ca' The Yowes05:04
  • James MacMillan:
  • 5So Deep03:19
  • Traditional:
  • 6Loch Lomond03:49
  • Traditional:
  • 7The Isle of Mull02:01
  • Traditional:
  • 8The Turtle Dove02:57
  • Tom Wilkinson, Traditional:
  • 9My Lagan Love03:48
  • Tom Wilkinson, Traditional:
  • 10Londonderry Air03:06
  • Traditional:
  • 11Afton Water04:03
  • Traditional:
  • 12Ye Banks & Braes02:55
  • Tom Wilkinson, Traditional:
  • 13John Anderson My Jo02:29
  • Traditional:
  • 14My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose02:37
  • Tom Wilkinson, Traditional:
  • 15Auld Lang Syne03:36
  • Hamish MacCunn:
  • 16Land of the Mountain and the Flood11:02
  • Total Runtime57:12

Info for Ca’ the Yowes - A Traditional Tapestry

A tapestry of beautiful traditional songs from Scotland - several by Robert Burns - plus a couple from England and Ireland, are featured on this album on Sanctiandree, the label of the University of St Andrews, performed by St Salvator's Chapel Choir under the direction of University Organist Tom Wilkinson.

These arrangements of such popular melodies as 'The Skye Boat Song', 'The Turtle Dove', 'Loch Lomond' and 'Auld Lang Syne' stem from the pens of such distinguished musical figures as Ralph Vaughan-Williams, and the late Sir David Willcocks as well as from present University Organist Tom Wilkinson and one of his illustrious predecessors, John Kitchen, whose beautiful version of 'The Isle of Mull' opens the disc.

'So Deep' by Scotland's most acclaimed composer, James MacMillan, is a wonderfully imaginative setting of Burns' 'O my luve's like a red, red rose'.

As a substantial bonus track, the CD also features a performance by Tom Wilkinson, of Scotland's most famous piece of orchestral classical music, the romantic overture 'The Land of the Mountain and the Flood' by Hamish MacCunn, in a virtuosic organ transcription by Jeremy Cull, heard here on the spectacular 1923 Harrison and Harrison concert organ of the Caird Hall in Dundee.

'Ca' the Yowes' reflects the longstanding tradition of singing and arranging such songs in the University, especially during Graduation ceremonies, when the choir performs to many thousands of visitors from all over the world.

Tom Wilkinson, organ & conductor
St Salvator’s Chapel Choir, University of St Andrews

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