Cudmore, Peter. “The Migrant on the Rock: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Complexity, and George Mackay Brown.” Edinburgh Review 92 (Summer, 1994): 85–100.
“The grand thing to say about the creative relationship between Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and George Mackay Brown is that it has been, arguably, the most important of its kind in contemporary music anywhere” (p. 85).
“Peter Maxwell Davies: A Torrent of Gold (George Mackay Brown).” The Organ 95 (November 2016–January 2017): 44.
Review of recording: “Dated November 2015, this is one of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s last works, a setting of a somewhat metaphysical poem by the noted Orcadian poet George Mackay Brown for female voices and piano.”
Simpson, Roddy. “Inspiring Rackwick.” Scots Magazine 159 (December 2003): 654–58.
Rackwick’s profound effect on both GMB and Peter Maxwell Davies.
Miller, Maureen. “Vocal Music of Peter Maxwell Davies Based on the Poetry of George Mackay Brown.” D.M. thesis, Florida State University, 1984.
Ferguson, Ron. “Meeting of Minds Was Heaven Sent.” Glasgow Herald, 24 June 2004, p. 16.
The friendship and artistic partnership of GMB and Peter Maxwell Davies.
“Front Row.” BBC Radio 4 FM, 15 June 2006, 7:15–7:45 p.m.
“. . . including an interview with Master of the Queen’s Music Peter Maxwell Davies, who reflects on his collaborations with the poet George Mackay Brown.”
“Performance on 3.” BBC Radio 3, 25 April 2005, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
“City of London Sinfonia. As part of the festival at London’s South Bank Centre celebrating the music of Peter Maxwell Davies, Richard Hickox conducts a first performance at the heart of an all-British concert. A Dance on the Hill is a setting of four poems from George Mackay Brown’s collection Following a Lark. Presented by Penny Gore.” First performance of a BBC commission.