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lion of scotland

The Lion of Scotland

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Leo Scotiae Irritatus
and other cantatas by
John Clerk of Penicuik (1676-1755)
Catherine Bott, soprano
Hyperion CDA 67007


smileySoprano Catherine Bott, one of our greatest exponents of Baroque music, has never sounded more winning, handling with dextrous ease the vocal pyrotechnics these demanding works command.

Definitely one of the most important releases of Scottish music, and one immeasurably enriched by John Purser's enlightening notes.sad
Andrew Clarke - The Scotsman

smileyNestling within this disc, primarily of Scots-accented baroque repertoire - all as exquisitely played as we have come to expect - lurks the recording of the year. David McGuinness's group, augmented by flautist Chris Norman, performs the Buzzcocks' Boredom with soprano Lisa Milne as lead vocalist. Thirty years on from the Spiral Scratch EP, she sings it in her own Aberdonian accent and with the ennui Howard Devoto and Peter Shelley could only aspire to. Everyone should own this disc. Other fine tracks include a reworking of Daniel Johnston's Walking the Cow and Astor Piazzolla's exquisite Coral.sadThe Herald