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Musical settings of Thomas Traherne

Philip Ledger (1937-2012)

Philip Ledger, born at Bexhill on Sea, was an academic, performer and composer, best known for having been Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge.

Requiem, A Thanksgiving for Life

Composed in 2007 and first performed by the Choir of Christ Church, Christiana Hundred, Delaware, USA on 4 November, 2007, this contains words from ‘Innocence’, Centuries III,4 and ‘An Hymn upon St Bartholomew’s Day’.

Recorded: “Requiem”, the Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge, directed by Sir Philip Ledger (RGDC305)