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New Staffa symphony makes waves

A new album inspired by Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and journey to Staffa in 1829 has rocketed into the UK’s classic music charts.

Staffa, by Ned Bigham and performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, was released last month.

The title piece, originally written for orchestra and three large screens, was created in collaboration with BAFTA film director Gerry Fox, and was premiered by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, at the 70th Anniversary Celebration Concert of the Edinburgh International Festival in August and broadcast afterwards on Radio 3.

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