Song for Athene came to me at the funeral of a young girl Athene Hariades. In the graveyard after the funeral I heard the repeated Alleluias and then I heard a melody for the verses. I wrote the whole piece down when I got home. Later at the instigation of Martin Neary it was sung at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales and was heard around the world. I am glad that I was able to share this parting gift from Athene with so many people.
This CD features the Choir of Westminster Abbey, conducted by Martin Neary. These are the same forces that peformed Song for Athene at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997.
Song for Athene has issued on 12 CDs.
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