A few months ago, Gramophone magazine asked me to prepare a profile of the Scottish composer James MacMillan, who celebrates his 55th birthday this year. Knowing his output from my work reviewing church and choral music, I thoroughly enjoyed delving deeper into this highly imaginative and accessible voice, so reprint my article here, not quite as it appeared in Gramophone. Since then, however, I have been seeking out MacMillan's music and have taken a great liking to everything I have heard. Might I recommend readers of this to head towards this disc when it appears later this month? I've reviewed it for September's Gramophone, so my lips are sealed; let's just say, I loved it!