James Loy MacMillan(1959-), Composer and conductor
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MacMillan worked as a lecturer and performer before making his name as the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation. After the successful premiere of Tryst (1990) he became Affiliate Composer of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. A Roman Catholic, many of MacMillan's works have a religious focus, including the percussion concerto Veni, veni, Emmanuel (1992), written for Dame Evelyn Glennie. Other works include his second opera The Sacrifice (2007) and the St John Passion (2008).