"A growing sense that time was running out led me to re-evaluate the direction of my life," says Munsey. "At the advanced age of sixty-one I am beginning to feel that I have achieved something that can truly be transmitted to others." The arranger John Bell (who died last year) also provided the original vital inspiration. He encouraged Munsey to develop his natural instinct for multiple time signatures and temporal freedom. Bell arranged the 16 tracks of Four Suites for small orchestra.
The 10 tracks on Incognito were arranged by Geoff Alexander, whom Munsey met through his business relationship with Merchant Ivory Productions (Alexander has arranged Richard Robbins' music for many Merchant Ivory films). Geoff orchestrated Requiem and was instrumental in getting Janice Graham to play it. Subsequently the English Sinfonia, led by Janice, has performed Requiem many times., On the new Requiem album Adrian has also worked with Paul Bateman, Nic Raine, Elin Manahan Thomas, Keedie and the Treorchy Male Choir. Classic FM described Munsey's music as "unashamedly melodic and heart-warmingly nostalgic, capturing the emotions stirred by visual imagery". 'Incognito' and 'Forgotten' (tracks 5 and 7 from Incognito), for example, were inspired by images of the islands of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, which also form the basis of the videos released to accompany the CD.
Further videos have followed including The Sky Inside, which was shot in Northumberland, and which accompanies the new Requiem album. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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