Thursday 26 February 2009

Candledancing Resurgam

Just over 10 years ago I was contacted by an American playwright, Coni Koepfinger, with a view to providing music for the production of her play CandleDancing. The play dealt with miracles in the context of the modern day church and require a score which included excerpts from a Requiem mass to be sung on stage. The work was premiered in Pittsburgh, USA and the production and my score went on to win an award in the Pittsburgh press.

I went on to develop the score into a full liturgical Requiem mass, but I have always had a fondness for the original stage score and the way it mixed music and speech.

Now the text of the play is finally being published, further details here. There are also plans for an audio-book with my music and a rehearsed reading in the USA. I'll keep you posted.

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