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Ardoch, Perth and Kinross

Ardoch is a community in Perth and Kinross in Scotland, the largest population of, in the village of Braco, west-southwest of the city of Perth. Over Ardoch and the Mill of Ardoch are the eponymous settlements which refer to the south-western parts of the south slope of the towering hill of Coire Odhar, rising 230 metres above the mill and Braco Castle to 357 metres Above Ordnance Datum, it is bounded by forest to the south and by the moorland hill of Cromlet to the west. To the south of Braco two headwaters rising in the lower highlands to the immediate north meet, at about 10 metres below and 500 metres south of the clustered village of Braco which borders the streams. Three bridges are in Braco; the A9 road and village of Greenloaning are south of the confluence which becomes thereafter the Allan Water. The nearest town is Dunblane 6 miles south-west, it had based on the 2001 census a population of 1,082. Ardoch Roman Fort is nearby, just outside the village of Braco

Hugh Aitken

For the Scottish curler, see Hugh Aitken Hugh Aitken was a 20th-century American composer. Aitken was born in New York City to Hugh Aitken Florence Aitken, he attended Evander Child High School. There were artists of all kinds in his family, he quit to join the Army. He served as a navigator in the Air Force in the Second World War, realized during the War that composing was his true vocation, so he used the GI Bill to enroll at Juilliard from 1946-50, he studied composition under Bernard Wagenaar, Vincent Persichetti, Robert Ward, receiving a MS degree in 1950. He married Laura Tapia in 1946. Aitken taught at Juilliard from 1960 until 1970, was appointed Professor of Music at William Paterson College in New Jersey, he died at home in Oakland, New Jersey on Dec. 24, 2012. He is survived by children Peter Gil Alexandra Elizabeth Aitken, he received commissions from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation, the Naumburg Foundation, the Juilliard School, the Concord String Quartet, Yoyo Ma/Emmanuel Ax, the dancer Jose Limon.

Fables, an opera based on La Fontaine. Felipe, an opera based on Cervantes Dance scores, Mass settings, The Revelation of St. John the Divine Piano Concerto, violin concertos,: Aspen Concerto, recorded by Naxos Digital Services Ltd. with Elmar Oliveira and the SeattleSymphony Orchestra. AR-0004-2 Symphony, multiple chamber works. Aitken, Hugh; the Piece As a Whole: Studies in Holistic Musical Analysis. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1997 ISBN 9780313029745 List of compositions, on WorldCat