Kevin McCrae, even before leaving the Scottish
Chamber Orchestra as a cellist later this year, has received
his first major commissions
as a composer.
He has written an overture, “The Mauchline
Belles” to be performed
by the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong at Culzean
Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland, as part of the “Burns an’ a’ that” festival
on June 4th 2004. In addition to that, he has also written his first music
for the BBC television programme, “The Beechgrove Garden”, to be
broadcast in May 2004.
Kevin, in the past, has also written many short
pieces for small ensembles
which have been performed on several occasions, notably, “The White
Lady” for ‘cello
and piano and “Taxi for Sheep” for violin and piano. He has also
composed works for piano solo, 12 ‘cellos, and indeed a piece for 100
to Hale-Bopp” which was performed in Edinburgh in May 1998 by all the
cellists from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra along with ‘cellists from
Edinburgh schools to give the magnificent comet the send off it certainly
again perhaps when it next graces our skies in the year 2061?
Kevin is a composer
who loves to write music for people’s special occasions
such as birthdays, weddings, etc and will provide a piece of music on neat
printed score with personal dedication as well as a recording on CD. For
What the critics said!
Taxi for Sheep for violin and piano
“ How cool is this?” Taylor Silver - SibeliusMusic.com
“ Virtuous, funny, witty!” Peter Cernusca - SibeliusMusic.com
“ Funky stuff” Matt Nicholson - SibeliusMusic.com March
“ Absolutely refreshing!” Joschi Schumann - SibeliusMusic.com