“REQUIEM” by Rowland Lee
Composed 2003. Published by Peters Edition
This performance was recorded in Maestro Yuri Temirkanov Grand Philharmonic Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia, on 11 February 2011.
Sarah Connolly – Mezzo-soprano
Andrew Bain – Tenor
The Mikhailovsky Opera Choir
The St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra
Rowland Lee – Conductor
Photos of rehearsals, and of mosaics from the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg – © Sarah Connolly
Other principal performed compositions include:
Violin Concerto (for Stephen Bryant, now leader, BBC Symphony Orchestra, also performed by David Juritz).
Christmas Overture (orchestra, piano, organ) (for the St. Bartholemew’s Hospital Orchestra, London, commissioned by Prof. John Lumley and first performed at the Albert Hall, 1984)
‘Centennial’ overture (composed for the centenary of the Royal College of Music, 1983)
Two Liturgical Masses (choir and organ)
Meditation for Brass Quintet and Organ
Theme and Variations for Bassoon and String Quartet
A rag-time score for Surrey County Youth Theatre’s June 1996 production of “Twelfth Night” at the Epsom Playhouse.
Requiem Mass ( soprano and baritone solos, choir, orchestra, organ) (broadcast May 2000, -BBC Radio South West, cond. R Lee)
Suite for wind orchestra
Requiem Mass (broadcast May 2000, BBC Radio South West, cond. R Lee)
Oboe Sonata (for Alan Garner, principal oboe, Scottish Opera Orchestra)
Piano Solo works including “Music Enters Softly” (1994), (in the current repertoire of Ian Brown and Leo de Bono)
Songs and smaller Choral Works (mainly private commissions).
Theme and Variations for Bassoon and String Quartet,
a rag-time score for Surrey County Youth Theatre’s June 1996 production of “Twelfth Night” at the Epsom Playhouse.
Television compositions include:
Main Theme and Incidental Music (including lyrics), “The Love Weekend”, Channel 4, 12th -14th February 1993.
Incidental music, “Food File” Series III, Channel 4, Spring 1994
Incidental music, “Henry’s Cat”, Winner of 1994 Golden Globe Award, Best Children’s Animated TV Series
“Drip – a Narcissistic Love Story”, a Ballet Score jointly commissioned by BBC2 and The Arts Council for Adventures in Motion Pictures, choreographed by Matthew Bourne (March 1995)
All music for “Crapston Villas”, Channel 4, Oct-Dec 1995 Series I & II (20 episodes)
Theme music, “Stylissimo!” MTV, 1996
All music for the animated sections in “Salut Serge” (BBC Worldwide educational series), 1996 (10 episodes)
Over twenty various short animated films (mainly commissioned and transmitted by Channel 4 and MOMI).
“64 Zoo Lane” (Zoo Lane Productions/Millimages) Director: An Vrombaut, 1999 (2 series of 26 episodes each)
“Kevin” series (Bob Godfrey Films) (13 episodes in production)
“Margaret Thatcher; Where am I Now?” (Bob Godfrey Films / Steve Bell/ Channel 4)
April 1999 (5 episodes)
“The Animated Millennium” (Bob Godfrey Films), commissioned by Channel 4 for their Millennium Eve celebrations.
“Pablo the Little Red Fox” (Millimages) 1999 (52 episodes), co-recipient (as part of the “Production Team”) of a 2000 Children’s BAFTA for Best Children’s Series (International) Principal Performed Works include Violin Concerto (for Stephen Bryant, now leader, BBC Symphony Orchestra. Also performed by David Juritz)
Film compositions include:
Winner (1st recipient) of the British Film Institute Anthony Asquith Young Composer Award, 1986, for “Waterfall” and “The Merlin”.
“Little Wolf”, 1993, for a while an American cinema ‘Short’, shown in the programme with “Blade Runner – the director’s cut.
“The Fairest of them All” with a script by Lily Savage
Many original and adapted scores for AudioVisual / Video / Multi-Image productions for museum and marketing suite installations, including the Royal Academy of Arts, London, The Sainsbury Gallery at the University of East Anglia, London Bridge City, Broadgate, Dar-el-Hana Museum, Brunei, the Royal Saudi Air Force Museum, Saudi Arabia and the Friedrichstrasse Development, Berlin. His score for “Messeturm” (Frankfurt) won the soundtrack award at the 1991 American Multi-Image festival in New York, for the way in which music by Philip Glass was “extended and complemented by Lee’s own operatic style”. (AMI Magazine).