Trinity Laban student starts the day with Radio 3 interview

BMus (Hons) counter tenor student at Trinity Laban, Gordon Waterson, was interviewed on BBC Radio 3 today (Friday 1 June).

Gordon spoke about his love for 'A Child's Prayer' by James MacMillan on 'Your Call' - "The piece was written to commemmorate the Dunblane tragedy, and was performed by the Trinity Laban Chamber Choir on a trip to L'Aquila in Italy a year after a tragic earthquake had devastated the city.

"The music has a very simple underlay with a beautifully soaring duet for two sopranos. The beauty of a lot of James MacMillan's choral music lies in its simplicity and textural effects. The influence of his Scottish heritage is very apparent in this piece's climactic moments, with ornaments and grace notes that hark back to an almost Gaelic Psalm singing style.

"It is a particularly poignant piece for me having performed it in Italy at such an emotional occasion."

Thumbnail image - Gordon (sitting) with members of the Old Royal Naval College Chapel Choir.

You can hear Gordon's interview here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01hz9zn (Gordon is on at 1hr 7 mins)

 

 

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