Music from 3 Continents

Bruce Mahin composer
Graham Hair composer

Scottish Voices
Jacueline Pollauf, Helen Thompson harp
Alex South clarinet

Release Date: July 30, 2013
Catalog #: RR7877
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Vocal Music

MUSIC FROM 3 CONTINENTS presents the choral works of Bruce Mahin and Graham Hair performed by Scottish Voices, harpists Jacqueline Pollauf and Helen Thompson, and clarinetist Alex South. Representing an international collaboration between artists from around the globe, the works on this album draw from various texts and inspirations, uniting to illustrate the connectedness of music and its influence. Included on MUSIC FROM 3 CONTINENTS are Bruce Mahin’s Time², three settings of poems by Robert Penn Warren, unified by the nexus of “time passing,” and Whitman Psalms, a piece considering the enormity of God and attempting a hypothetical conversation between man and God; and Graham Hair’s O Venezia, a progressively accumulating song cycle drawing texts from Venetians and visitors, and Songs from the Turkish, a piece exploring the mysticism of Islam.


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Artist Information

Bruce Mahin


Bruce P. Mahin is a Professor of Music, and Director of the Radford University Center for Music Technology. Mahin received the 2007 Radford University Distinguished Scholar Award. He is a former president of the Southeastern Composers League, a former co-chair of Society of Composers Region 3, a former research fellow at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and former resident composer at Le Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the recipient of awards from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Meet the Composer, Annapolis Fine Arts Foundation, Res Musica, Southeastern Composers League and others. His works are available on Capstone Records (CPS-8747, CPS-8624 and CPS-8611) and as digital reissues on the Ravello Records label.

Graham Hair


Graham Hair divides his time between Scotland and Australia with frequent visits to the United States. In Scotland he is Professor Emeritus (formerly Gardiner Chair in Music) of Glasgow University's Music Department and a Research Fellow of its Centre for Music Technology (Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering). Recent visits to the US include several 2003-2007 to Radford University and to Boston College. In Australia, he has been Adjunct Professor at Monash University in Melbourne 1999-2005, and at the Australian National University in Canberra since 2006.