Eolas nan Ribheid (The Wisdom of the Reeds)

William Sweeney (1950)

Eolas nan Ribheid (The Wisdom of the Reeds) 2016

3223 - 0330 - perc - cimb - piano - strings
Duration 
20
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The title, “Eòlas nan Ribheid” could be translated as “The Wisdom of the Reeds”, and might be thought of as a dream in which one of the great piobaireachd players meets Johnny Hodges in some ante-room of the after-life and they trade phrases interwoven with their memories; but the dreamer has also supplied items from his own back-catalogue of phrases from Weber, Brahms and from his own imagination.

Bill Sweeney

Performances 
9.12.17 City Halls, Glasgow: Yann Ghiro/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard
3
Flute
3rd piccolo
2
Oboe
2
Clarinet
3
Bassoon
3
Trumpet
3
Trombone
1
Percussion
1
Piano
1
Other
Cimbalon
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