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Wood: Requiem / Brough, L'Inviti Sinfonia & Singers


Release Date: 05/19/2017 
Label:  Orchid Classics   Catalog #: 100068  
Composer:  Christopher Wood
Performer:  Clare McCaldinRebecca BottoneNicholas GarrettEd Lyon
Conductor:  Paul Brough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Inviti SingersL'Inviti Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This work by self-proclaimed ''non-composer'' Christopher Wood pays homage to the enormous grief felt around the UK following the passing of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 2002. A former cancer surgeon who now develops life-saving cancer drugs, Christopher Wood is a pharmaceutical entrepreneur who had, until 2002, never composed a note of music. But when the Queen Mother passed away, Wood was moved by the thousands of people who queued for hours to pay their respects, and felt a strong connection to their grief and sadness, but also their honour, gratitude and patriotic pride. Having been raised in a musical family - Wood’s mother was a soprano in the Welsh National Opera chorus, and he has sung in choirs for his whole life - it is Read more perhaps not surprising that he turned to music as a form of expression. Written around a busy schedule managing a US pharmaceutical company, Wood’s Requiem took eight years to compose. The Requiem was finally recorded and premiered at St John’s Smith Square, London, in 2012. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Requiem by Christopher Wood
Performer:  Clare McCaldin (Alto), Rebecca Bottone (Soprano), Nicholas Garrett (Bass),
Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul Brough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Inviti Singers,  L'Inviti Sinfonia
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012; England 

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