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Gala Water

For solo cello

Composition Date: 1994

Duration: 10'



Commissioned by Galashiels Arts Association and first performed by Robert Irvine in the Volunteers Hall, Galashiels, Scotland, in 1995

Programme Note:

Gala Water was written in 1994 for Robert Irvine. It was commissioned by Galashiels Arts Association and uses a local folk tune, 'Braw, Braw Lads of Gala Water', part of which is heard at the end following a set of variations which embrace a range of emotions.


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Available Recordings:

Robert Irvine, cello (2002) - YouTube:


Bridging the Day (2001)

Sally Beamish (piano)

Robert Irvine (cello)


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BIS 2001

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