This 1993 Centrediscs release marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Ernest MacMillan, a towering figure in Canada’s musical history and the Canadian Music Centre’s first President.

Presented here is a collection of Sir Ernest’s finest recorded works featuring world-reknowned artists such as Jon Vickers, Andrew Davis and the Amadeus Quartet.

« All these performances are sterling – and superbly recorded. The collection can be warmly recommended to those interested in quality music, off the beaten path. » – In Tune (Japan)

« This Centrediscs compact disc reissues a number of the best performances ever recorded of MacMillan’s most popular pieces and belongs in every self-respecting library of Canadian music. » – William Littler, The Toronto Star

1. Cortège Académique

2. Blanche comme la neige

3-4. Two Sketches based on French Canadian Airs (string quartet version)

5-7. Three Songs of the West Coast

8-11. String Quartet in c minor


Andrew Davis, organ/orgue; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Elmer Iseler, conductor/chef de choeur; Amadeus Quartet; Jon Vickers, tenor/ténor; Richard Woitach, piano.