A Vision to a Requiem....

Five years ago, I was commissioned to write a Requiem to

commemorate the centenary of WW1. As you can imagine,

for any composer, this was a daunting yet extremely exciting proposal which I was keen to delve into, and set me off on a path of research and discovery. As with most commissions there were certain stipulations

and requirements, but the sound world and overall musical direction

I had been nurturing for some time.

My musical background and training goes back to my early days as a chorister at Portsmouth Cathedral and then later at Canterbury Cathedral as an adult. This led me to train as an opera si