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Alasdair MacLean
Alasdair MacLean grew up in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada, where he spent his teenage years playing in rock and prog-rock bands. After initial composition studies at Mount Allison University, he continued with studies at the Juilliard School, McGill University, the University of Toronto and L’École des Arts Américaines in Fontainebleau, France, where he received the Diplome d’Honneur in Composition.

Alasdair has completed more than 40 professional commissions, for a wide variety of musical ensembles and soloists including Suzie LeBlanc, Symphony Nova Scotia, the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, Wendy Nielsen, Measha Brueggergosman, Robert Pomakov, the Saint John String Quartet, the Borealis String Quartet, the Atlantic Arts Trio, Denise Djokic, Susan Platts, Lucille Chung, Kaori Yamagami, Motion Ensemble, the Nova Voce Men’s Choir, the Aeolian Singers, the Elliott Chorale and Northumberland Brass.

Highlights of MacLean’s career include a successful four-year stint as composer-in-residence with Symphony Nova Scotia and a three-year composer-in-residence position with Debut Atlantic, the classical chamber music touring organization based in Halifax, both involving educational outreach in public schools and universities throughout Atlantic Canada.  In 2014, MacLean’s Elizabeth Bishop Suite was a featured work on soprano Suzie Leblanc’s CD ‘I am in need of music’ which won the East Coast Music Award for Best Classical Recording.
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Price Band
1044-48
SATB & piano
**
This is a set consisting of the 5 pieces listed below.
These rewarding concert arrangements of Scottish songs by Robert Burns and others make a lovely centrepiece. 11m 00s
Music: Trad. arr. Alasdair MacLean. Words: Robert Burns and others, adapted.
G
1044
SATB & piano
**
This is included in the set listed above. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A poignant Robert Burns song offsetting the beauty of spring with the heartbreak of lost love. 2m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Alasdair MacLean. Words: Robert Burns, adapted by Alasdair Maclean.
B
1045
SATB & piano
**
This is included in the set listed above. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A song of love for Scotland, with leaping melodic lines, beautifully crafted by Robert Burns from fragments of other ballads. 2m 50s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Alasdair MacLean. Words: Robert Burns, adapted by Alasdair Maclean.
B
1046
SATB & piano
**
This is included in the set listed above. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A song of love fulfilled - and a paean to the pastoral life of the simple shepherd. 2m 05s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Alasdair MacLean. Words: Robert Burns, adapted by Alasdair Maclean.
B
1047
SATB & piano
**
This is included in the set listed above. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
"I am yours, believe me; I will never, never leave you" sums up this gently waltzing song of devotion. 3m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Alasdair MacLean. Words: 18th century anon., adapted by Alasdair MacLean.
B
1048
SATB & piano
**
This is included in the set listed above. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Closing the set, an echo of the mood of the first song: love lost, even amid the beauty of summer. 2m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Alasdair MacLean. Words: Robert Burns, adapted by Alasdair Maclean.
B
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