Requiem, premiered at the Three Choirs Festival in 1976.
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Being asked to write music for Doctor Who
(1963) came out of the blue and as a complete surprise. I had previously written only two scores for television, but it was the second of these that attracted director Douglas Camfield
. It was a ghost story, the music of which was scored for a small and unusual group of instruments, plus two countertenors. The supernatural quality of the score appealed to...
The 1976 performance of his "Requiem" at the Three Choirs Festival made him famous, and led to several major commissions.