Francis George Scott: Complete Music for Solo Piano

Among the few who know his music, Francis George Scott (1880–1958), a son of the Scottish Borders, is admired for having written some of the best art-songs by any British composer. In this first recording of any of his piano music, a handful of lyrical early pieces contrast with the 58 Bartókian miniatures that constitute Scott’s Intuitions – brief but atmospheric distillations of Scottish song, dance and landscape – and a set of virtuoso transcriptions of eight Scott songs by Ronald Stevenson (1928–2015), the major Scottish pianist-composer of the past century.

Christopher Guild, piano

Listen To This Recording:

    Eight Songs of Francis George Scott (transcribed by Ronald Stevenson)*

  1. No. 1 Since all thy vows, false maid, are blown to air
  2. No. 2 Wha is that at my bower-door?
  3. No. 3 O were my love you lilac fair
  4. No. 4 Wee Willy Gray
  5. No. 5 Milkwort and Bog-Cotton
  6. No. 6 Crowdieknowe
  7. No. 7 Ay Waulkin, O
  8. No. 8 There’s news, lasses, news
  9. Urlar (1948)

  10. Urlar
  11. April Skies (?1912)

  12. April Skies
  13. Intuitions (1943–53)

  14. No. 1 Lullaby. Grave
  15. No. 2 Trumpet Tune. Allegro moderato
  16. No. 3 Lonely Tune. Andantino
  17. No. 4 Running Tune. Animato
  18. No. 5 Lilting Tune. Andante
  19. No. 6 National Song. Andante
  20. No. 7 An Clarsair. Grave
  21. No. 8 Singing Game. Presto
  22. No. 9 Strathspey. Moderato
  23. No. 10 Processional. Comodo
  24. No. 11 Love’s Question and Reply (Dialogue). Andantino
  25. No. 12 Border Riding-Rhythm. Animato
  26. No. 13 Old Irish! Andantino
  27. No. 14 Deil’s Dance. Prestissimo
  28. No. 15 An Seanachaidh (Am Bàrd – Ossian). Largo
  29. No. 16 Benediction. Largo
  30. No. 17 Farewell to the Highlands
  31. No. 18
  32. No. 19 Slow
  33. No. 20 Urlar. Very Slow
  34. No. 21
  35. No. 22
  36. No. 23
  37. No. 24 Slow
  38. No. 25
  39. No. 26
  40. No. 27
  41. No. 28
  42. No. 29
  43. No. 30
  44. No. 31
  45. No. 32 Presto
  46. No. 33
  47. No. 34
  48. No. 35 Quick March
  49. No. 36 Riddles: No. 1
  50. No. 37 Riddles: No. 2
  51. No. 38 Riddles: No. 3, Gaelic National Anthem (in A major)
  52. No. 39 Riddles: No. 4, Question and Answer
  53. No. 40 Riddles: No. 5, Very Slow
  54. No. 41 (Riddles: No. 6) Bel-Ami
  55. No. 42
  56. No. 43
  57. No. 44 Souviens-toi? (1950) Very slow and expressive
  58. No. 45 Pibroch Urlar
  59. No. 46 Very Quick
  60. No. 47 Gaily
  61. No. 48 Adagio patetico
  62. No. 49 Quick and marcato
  63. No. 50 Rather Quick
  64. No. 50a Very Slow
  65. No. 51 Evening on the loch. Slow
  66. No. 52 The Two Neighbours (Campbell Hay)
  67. No. 53 Slow
  68. No. 54 Slow and legato
  69. No. 56 Slow and legato
  70. No. 57 Hymn-tune
  71. The Two Neighbours (Campbell Hay) – alternative setting (1952)
  72. Minuet and Trio (1903)

  73. Minuet
  74. La Joie (c. 1910)

  75. La Joie

ALL Except * FIRST RECORDINGS


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Catalogue No: TOCC0547
EAN/UPC: 5060113445476
Release Date: 08.01.2021
Composer: Francis George Scott
Artists: Christopher Guild

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