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by Auralis

In volume one of this album, Auralis has taken ten great Scottish Traditional Songs written by Burns and others and produced beautifully crafted lush symphonic orchestrations, making you hear these old songs in a new way.
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Destiny
9:59 $0.99
2. Comin' Thro' The Rye
2:46 $0.99
3. My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose
4:17 $0.99
4. A Skye Boat/Eriksay Love Lilt (Medley)
3:35 $0.99
5. Annie Laurie
6:07 $0.99
6. Campbells Are Coming
4:06 $0.99
7. Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond
4:15 $0.99
8. Sky Boat Song
2:12 $0.99
9. Mairi's Wedding
2:44 $0.99
10. Will Ye Know Come Back Again
3:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Album Destiny is Volume 1 of a compilation of Scottish songs arranged and orchestrated by Auralis.
The Stone of Destiny is where the ancient kings of Scotland were crowned. It is a symbol of Scotland's independence as a nation, but it is also more than that. The stone represents the flowering of a great small nation, which not only gave to the world great philosophers, doctors, scientists, engineers and artists, but also gave to the world great song-writing poets, such as Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.
Auralis has brilliantly taken ten great Scottish Traditional Songs and produced an album of lush arrangements that are beautifully scored. Auralis has used the full orchestral colour palette and like a painter, uses his considerable arranging brush for mixing brilliant instrumental sounds to create evocative audio pictures representing Scotland's destiny in music. Auralis lets you hear the beauty of these old Scottish songs in a new way. The Auralis Orchestra plays classic Scot's music that dates back to the eighteenth century. Auralis's orchestrations tug at our heartstrings as we listen to Destiny and Annie Laurie then the menacing: The Campbells Are Coming and the other great songs in this album. Any exiled Scots living abroad will feel homesick when they listen to this album.

Auralis was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK and won a scholarship to study composition at Salford University. Although a trombonist, Auralis was for many years a freelance piano arranger for some of the largest sheet music publishers in the world. He is a published composer and also a brilliant orchestral arranger. He has worked in show business and the theatre in England for many years. Auralis now writes music for Abade Music Publishers UK. Notes by Tom Clarke



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Robert Ellis

Beautiful Orchestral Writing of these old Scottish songs
I came upon Auralis, just by chance and was amazed by his beautiful orchestrations/arrangements of these old Scottish tunes. I loved the number called: 'Destiny', by James Mackie. This is indeed a lovely piece of writing by a composer well know for his classical and easy listening music. I went into Auralis's website and discoverd the he is in fact, 'James Mackie' composer. Robert Ellis (composer USA).

James Mason

Great innovative arrangements of Traditional Scottish Tunes
I listened to this great album of traditinal Scottish Tunes by Auralis in amazement. Auralis has taken these old tunes and infused new life into them in a way that I have never heard before. This is an outstanding album of orchetrations by a master arranger. James Mason

George Cameron

An Orchestrator fo Brilliance
As a pipe band musician, I am naturally interested in new ways of arranging Scottish music, but when I heard Auralis's Destiny Album, I was quite astounded by the beautiful orchestrations using small intrumental forces. This man is a brilliant arranger and a he says in his album: lets you her these traditional old songs in a new way. George Cameron

David Jones

Auralis - Sound Canvas Painter
In his sleeve notes about Auralis, Tom Clarke, describes how the arranger uses the instruments of the orchestra like a painter's brush from a sound palette. This is a true statement, because Auralis is a brilliant musician. His arrangement of James Mackie's Destiny tune is quite beautiful orchestrated as is the whole album. D. Jones