Caledonian Scenes
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Enjoy discovering Scottish composer Hamish MacCunn's lovely songs.

This recording emerged from a series of personal Scottish connections of tenor Justin Vickers; his Scottish heritage; his collaboration with Scottish pianist Geoffrey Duce; and his scholarly work with Jennifer Oates on the composer Hamish MacCunn. The first recording of MacCunn's Cycle of Six Love-Lyrics, is paired with a selection of his other songs, along with works by Scottish composer Judith Weir, and Britten's cycles set to the poetry of Robert Burns. Justin Vickers has a distinguished career as a recitalist, opera singer, chamber musician, and educator. He is on the faculty of Illinois State University, Normal. His collaborator Gretchen Church is on the faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington. Pianist Geoffrey Duce is on the faculty at Illinois State University.
Judith Weir, composer
Scotch Minstrelsy
Justin Vickers (tenor); Geoffrey Duce (piano)

Benjamin Britten, composer
Four Burns Songs, Op. 92
Justin Vickers (tenor); Geoffrey Duce (piano)

Hamish MacCunn, composer
Cycle of Six Love-Lyrics
Justin Vickers (tenor); Gretchen Church (piano)

Hamish MacCunn, composer
Selected Songs
Justin Vickers (tenor); Gretchen Church (piano)

Review to come.