Hamish MacCunn

1868 - 1916

Composer. Born in Greenock, the son of a successful ship-owner. MacCunn studied at the Royal College of Music in London, under Sir Hubert Parry. He was Professor of Harmony at the Royal Academy of Music between 1888 and 1894. His musical output, which includes overtures, choral works, operas and songs, is Scottish in character and usually rooted in the countryside. His best known work is "Land of the Mountain and the Flood", which was written in 1887 when he was only 19 and other works include the operas Jeannie Deans and Diarmid.

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