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