Echoes and Traces is a concert of eight new choral works, developed in response to one of Scotland’s oldest pieces of music, Nobilis Humilis, a 900-year-old plainsong fragment from Orkney that celebrates St Magnus.
The new works are written by eight of Scotland’s most eminent composers: Sally Beamish, Rory Boyle, Stuart MacRae, Aidan O’Rourke, Ailie Robertson, Savourna Stevenson, Hanna Tuulikki and Matthew Whiteside. World-renowned choral group Cappella Nova will perform the new works in three special concerts as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The compositions were premiered last year in some of Scotland’s most stunning historic venues and It is with great pleasure that Lorimer Productions brings Echoes and Traces back to Greyfriars Kirk this August, with two performances for the first time in the magnificent St Giles Cathedral.
Composer Ailie Robertson, founder of Lorimer Productions, won a New Music Scotland award earlier this year for ‘Achievement in New Music’ for her work on Echoes and Traces.
The concerts are a fabulous showcase for Scotland's immense composition and choral talent, and bring our country's past and present together in a display of artistic excellence.
The concerts are supported by Creative Scotland and Sound and Music, and are produced by Lorimer Productions.