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Scottish Composer, James Macmillan

James Macmillan will be chatting on RTE LyricFM radio (Irish classical radio) shortly - it is being broadcast on the web - but I am not sure when they will play the interview. For anyone who is interested (and online ;) ), the website is - the program is "Liz Nolan's Classic Drive." They usually post the programs so they can be heard at any time.

By the way, it is a great station, and generally plays more choral music than any of the NY/Philly stations that I listen to when I am in the US.

I think they will also be playing some of his newly commissioned Passion.
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on April 18, 2014 9:52am
Great interview !!  Among the things he talked about was his choice to use English (the RSV) rather than the traditional Latin (or even KJV or German). Unfortunately, it's a short chat (5 minutes or so).
Very interesting sounding piece. Lyric FM will be playing the piece (St Luke's Passion) in its entirety on Easter Monday - but I don't know what time (yet). Again, they keep these shows posted on the website for at least a week or two, so you can listen to it at your leisure.
on April 18, 2014 10:54am
Just heard the American premiere of MacMillan's excellent "The Death of Oscar" with the Seattle Symphony and conductor Stephane Denève. My review will appear on the Seattle Times website/print editions in due course.
Melinda Bargreen
on April 18, 2014 6:25pm

Interesting chat. Sounds like a wonderful work! This seems to be the link – or at least that's what was displayed when I played it. 


Scroll down the page a little way, then hit "listen". When the radio player window opens, scroll through to 1:39:55.

on April 19, 2014 12:03am
Thanks, David, for posting the link!
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