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2008-09-08 15:00:42

By PHIL MILLER ARTS CORRESPONDENT JAMES MacMillan, the leading Scottish composer, has become the new patron of the Sound festival of music in the north-east of Scotland. The event, between October 21 and November 17 , will feature more than 80 public performances. This year's festival, most of which is held in Aberdeen, will feature world premieres from composers including Sally Beamish and Thea Musgrave, as well as featured ensembles and soloists from the BBC Scottish Symphony...

2008-09-08 06:00:14

By Marc Horne IT SOUNDS like the most unlikely musical collaboration since David Bowie teamed up with Bing Crosby. But percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie has revealed plans to perform with rap hell-raiser Eminem. The classically trained Scottish virtuoso grew up on a idyllic Aberdeenshire farm, while the US hip-hop star had a chaotic upbringing in a tough inner-city trailer park. Despite their chalk and cheese backgrounds and styles, Glennie is convinced the pair could make beautiful...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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