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THE RINNS OF ISLAY

New orchestral work by composer Helen MacKinnon. Recorded in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra with PARMA Recordings. David Watkin, Conductor. Released 2022, Navona Records.

A musical journey around the coastal shores of the Inner Hebridean island of Islay, home to my grandparents and generations before. Known for its rich terrain, complex climate, and peaty whisky, Islay’s stunning natural environment served as the creative inspiration for the work.

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gloria in excelsis deo

Recorded in Prague with Prague Mixed Chamber Choir by PARMA Recordings. Conductor Jiří Petrdlík. Released 2019, Navona Records.

Awarded in the 2nd International Competition of Choral Composition Ennio Morricone at Florence International Choral Competition.