There are numerous orchestrations one can create when composing a concerto, namely with a wide variety of solo instruments to choose from. In Tributum from LEGENDS & LIGHT VOL 2, composer Nan Avant utilizes the Great Highland Bagpipes of Scotland and the Uilleann Pipes of Ireland to evoke the essence of British Isles and convey the scenic vistas of Scotland, the Highlands, Isle of Skye, Glen Coe, and an emerald green Ireland. The distinct timbre of these two varied instruments coalesce with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra across three movements.
GRAMMY-winning Session Producer Brad Michel shared his experiences with the production.
“Recording Avant’s Tributum with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra was a particular delight. One doesn’t often get the chance to record bagpipes and orchestra, and even rarer is the opportunity to record two different types with orchestra.”
PARMA Senior Producer Brad Michel