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Ivan Moody
1964 -
Great Britain, England
I. Moody
Ivan Moody (11/06/1964), an English composer. Ivan Moody was born in London in 1964. He studied composition with Brian Dennis at London University (winning the Royal Holloway Prize in 1984 for his Three Poems of Anna Akhmatova), and privately with Sir John Tavener. He later studied Orthodox theology through the continuing education centre of the University of Joensuu, Finland, and is currently pursuing postgraduate compositional work with William Brooks at the University of York. He lives at present in Estoril, Portugal, with his wife, the singer Susana Diniz Moody, and two children, Sebastian and Sofia.
Eastern liturgical chant has had a profound influence on his music, as has the spirituality of the Orthodox Church, to which he belongs. His music has been performed and broadcast all over Europe, both East and West, as well as in Japan, the USA and South America.
Ossetian Requiem
Period:21st century
Composed in:2005
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Kontaktion, parts of Stikhira, Exaposteilarion
In memory of:the victims of the attack on the school in Beslan
Ossetian Requiem for chamber choir and eight cellos, commissioned by the extraordinary Amsterdam-based ensemble Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico – the European première in Drachten (The Netherlands) on 22nd March 2006.
Text: Orthodox funeral service: Kontaktion, parts of Stikhira of the last kiss, and a Exaposteilarion from the liturgy of the funeral service of children. And at last: a traditional Ossetian greeting: May peace rest on this house.
Contributor:Jan van der Starre
The school in Beslan