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Rejecting Independence, Is Scottish Classical Under The Rule Of The British Crown?

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Sep 20, 2014 12:56 PM EDT

It's been decided on Scotland's own turf that they will remain a part of the United Kingdom. A monumental occasion, sure, but let's take a look at some old Scot classical artists, including Peter Maxwell Davies and more.

But thus starts the major debate: are the contributions from the Scots really Scottish classical, or is it British?

British, probably, but that's not to overlook the achievements of respective (technically) Scottish talents.

Aside from the heavyweights like Vaughn Williams or Henry Purcell, there's some unparalleled composers that fill out the ranks, which includes James MacMilan, Thea Musgrave and, as previously mentioned, Peter Davies.

But, according to NPR, the Scottish influence has far-reaching implications, touching upon various other names that were inspired merely by the iconic landscape of the land.

Such influenced celebs include Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bruch, Dvoard, Leroy, Malcolm Arnold and so many more.

Maybe the technicality of the Scottish classical realm falls under a border scrutiny. Alas, the lines that divide the nations are the only proof needed. As with any heritage, your Scottish roots are proof enough of your pride.

Fittingly enough, here's Ezra Williams doing Davies.

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TagsPeter Maxwell Davies, Vaughn Williams, NPR, Scottish Independence, United Kingdom, Henry Purcell