Sir James MacMillan CBE
Sir James MacMillan is the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation and the composer of numerous acclaimed choral and orchestral works, many of which draw on his Catholic faith and political influences.
His high profile works include the percussion
concerto Veni, Veni, Emmanuel (1992) and his recent Fifth Symphony "Le Grand Inconnu" (a French term for the Holy Spirit), premiered in 2019.
He also wrote a Mass setting and a setting of Tu Es Petrus for the 2010 visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the UK.