Adrian Snell
1954 -
Great Britain, England
A. Snell
Adrian Snell (1954), an English musician, born in Northwood (Middlesex). His musical career spans twenty-five years. During this time he has produced six major concept works and thirteen solo albums. He has performed extensively in the UK, throughout Europe, Israel, The United States and Australia, and has had many TV and Radio performances world-wide.
The cry, a requiem for the lost child
Period:21st century
Composed in:2003
Musical form:songs
Text/libretto:Latin mass + English texts
In memory of:children vitims of war
Label(s):Serious Music SMCD 27
After several years in the writing, development and recording, Adrian's long awaited work: The Cry, a requiem for the lost child (2003) has been released. The cry… features the choir of Winchester Cathedral and the Wellspring String Ensemble alongside his own voice and that of Natasja Gorlee. Also featured is American solo violinist Rebecca Engstrom. Working within the Requiem structure, Adrian, with author Murray Watts, has woven the authentic words of children who have suffered war, conflict and ethnic cleansing. This powerful and deeply moving work was originally inspired by the children's memorial at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.
Contributor:Sarie van der Vloed
The cry, a requiem for the lost child contains:
Part 1: The yearning
Part 2: Lord, have mercy
Part 3: The burning anger
Part 4: The naming
Part 5: Endless generations
Part 6: Lamb of God
Part 7: Deliverance
Part 8: A little child shall lead them

It contains the following tracks:
01. Out of the deep
02. Will the waiting be long
03. Requiem aeternam
04. Kyrie eleison
05. How did I believe in you
06. I dream of peace
07. The cry / Dies irae
08. Recordare Jesu Pie
09. Fear
10. The naming
11. Sanctus
12. On a night of rain in Jerusalem
13. New covenant
14. Credo
15. Agnus Dei
16. Our Father
17. On a sunny evening
18. A little child shall lead them
19. If I were president
20. The Beatitudes
21. In Paradisum