ComposerDavid Bedford
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Picture of Sheet music  by David Bedford. Dreams of Stac Pollaidh for solo bassoon.

This piece was composed specially for "As far as the eye can see...", a journey through Britain and Ireland in music and words devised by Laurence Perkins. It was inspired by the composer's ascent of Stac Pollaidh, situated about ten miles north of Ullapool. Although not especailly high, (612 metres), its location is such that the views from the top of the mountain are quite spectacular - the Summer Isles, the complex coast towards Lochinver and the neighbouring mountains Cul Mor and Suliven are all clearly visible. The theme in this music is a simple, plaintive one, which becomes more and more elaborated (a technique used in the 'pibroch' in Scottish traditional bagpipe music) in an undulating melody line not unlike the jagged top of the mountain in shape, gradually unwinding again to return to the gentle mood of the opening phrase.

Approx. 6 minutes.

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