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Cathedral hosts DJ's music

IT is more commonly associated with hymns and quiet reflection, but now Glasgow Cathedral is to be the scene of one of the more unusual musical collaborations of 2014.

New work by DJ and electronic musician Goldie that draws its inspiration from an ancient Scottish book of holy music will be performed for the first time at the cathedral on August 30.

His composition, titled Fragments of Gold, is based on music from the medieval Hawick Missal Fragment, a book that contains texts and chants for a mass dating back to the Middle Ages.

The show is the culmination of a two-year project funded by Creative Scotland based on the Hawick fragment.

Goldie said: "It's an absolute honour to be involved in such an exciting project with Historic Scotland at Glasgow Cathedral, a wonderful venue, and to hear my composition performed by fantastic musicians from all over Scotland."

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: "To witness this composition being performed for the first time against the spectacular backdrop of Glasgow Cathedral will be truly special."

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