ITS GETTING CLOSE

Exciting news - the album has been mixed and is sounding KILLER - Im beyond thrilled.

Pete and I recorded Alfie Boe at our studio in the country, he was of course brilliant - and i’m recording soprano Katy Batho next Tuesday.

Hoping to get the album delivered and off to the manufacturer next week - its crazy releasing your own record - i’ve had to set up a record company - Wistle Records - check out the logo - that is an actual outline of my girl Wistle from a photograph - we were on a road trip in my split screen VW and she was up front and so happy - I miss her loads.

Also gearing up for the concert on 31st January at St James in London - Im so excited - Peter Egan will be speaking at the concert. He is an amazing man - look him up.

Bring. It. On.

PS i’m being interview on BBC Radio London Barkin Hour next Thursday. Tune In to hear what a real Essex accent sounds like.

Nice pic of me and Alfie and his golden Red who chased the ponies like Fenton in Richmond Park and would not come back.

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RECORDING WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC

So last Wednesday I spent the day at ANGEL studios in London recording the Royal Philharmonic on the Animal Requiem. They really are the best orchestra in the world I think. It was so exciting to hear the music played with real people - no offence to the synthestrations - but there’s nothing like the real thing.

My dog Tuppence came down to the studio for a few hours -

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the concert at St James in Piccadilly on January 31st.

https://www.seetickets.com/tour/animal-requiem

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ANIMAL REQUIEM IN ACTION

As the date moves closer to the recording of the Requiem i’m going to write more regular blogs!

I don’t want to bum anyone out with this post - but it does feel relevant - Pete (my husband) and I really do love dogs - for the last 18 years we’ve owned many - for 11 years having a pack of six!
Two weeks ago, our little Yorkie, Wistle passed away. She slept on my pillow for 13 years and I feel her loss deeply. Two days after she passed, quite unexpectedly our poodle Cracker, also passed away. They were the last two of our original pack, and I think they all wanted to be together. The shock was awful and the loss deeply felt. I can only write about It now.

And this is one of the reasons why I composed the Animal Requiem. For all of us who have lost a much beloved pet - the pain we feel is equal to the love we felt for them. With this music, I honour and remember all the animals I have loved and lost. All their lives have had an extraordinary impact on mine and I am forever grateful.

There will be a concert of the Animal Requiem in January 2019 - and I will have many photos to pin to the remembrance board and many candles to light. Wouldn’t change it for anything.

-Rachel x x

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