Within Sight of Shore by Halifax composer Scott Macmillan is a personal reflection in 4 movements: The Hit, The Wait, The Rescue, Ashore, recalling the events of the sinking of HMCS Esquimalt on April 16th 1945 just outside Halifax Harbour. His father, Lieutenant Commander Robert C. Macmillan, was the commanding officer of that ship. Of a crew of 71, 44 lives were lost.
Within Sight of Shore features:
Scott Macmillan, Guitar and Banjo, David Greenberg and Tempest Baroque Ensemble; David Greenberg 1st violin, Karen Langile, 2nd violin, Kirsty Money, Viola, Hilary Brown Cello, Max Kasper Bass, Members of the Stadacona Band of the Maritimes Atlantic: Brian Coughlan, Alto Sax/Bb Clarinet/Boatswains Call, Trumpet, John Cuming and Tim Elson, Trumpet/Flugel Horn, Julie Cuming, French Horn, Tim Keels, Trombone/Tuba, Tom Roach, Drum Set, Darcy Gray, Percussion (4 timpani, tubular bells, glockenspiel, tambourine, shaker), John Overton, Piano, Steve MacNeil, Electric Bass, Peter Allen, Bell Ringer, in Lunenburg.