William Sweeney: Caolas [download]
for solo cello, composed 2015. Duration: 6 mins.
Computer typeset score (2p) saved as pdf for immediate download.
In 2013, we were on the beach at Caolas, at the north end of Tiree, looking over the
sound (caol) towards the island of Coll. From Caolas, Robert’s house is just hidden by the headland, but the colours of the sea, sky, sands and landscape that day were like some fantastic invention by a Scottish Colourist – more shades of blues, greens, whites and vivid rock-grays than could ever be counted.
This piece remembers that day and incorporates a song from South Uist “A Mhór Thromanach’:
‘Buxom Mór, neat Mór,
where did you get the dark, dark lad?’
‘In the dell where there is brightness,
in the wood while driving stirks.’
Available on CD from Delphian Records.