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A Requiem

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Following the outstanding success of his acclaimed jazz suite Fish Tales, comes

A Requiem, an exciting and ambitious jazz and poetry commission by Grimsby Jazz Projects, which brings together the dynamic compositional talents of the multi-award-winning reeds player Alan Barnes, and guitarist Pat McCarthy, plus the creative imagination of poet Josie Moon. Featuring a stellar line-up of international jazz musicians,


A Requiem commemorates the end of the First World War and subsequent conflicts across a century and examines the impact of conflict on individuals across a century. An audacious, daring challenging, moving, but ultimately uplifting and soulful work, A Requiem invites the audience to both remember the history of conflict, and resolve to do better in the future.


Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist. Best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers.


Pat McCarthy is regarded as one of the country's leading jazz guitar players, and also an outstanding composer and educator. He has led his own bands and played and recorded with some of the top names in the jazz world.

Author, poet, composer, musician and singer, the very talented Josie Moon brings as much to the reading of her work as to the writing of it. Her poetry brings to life and complements the music of A Requiem


Josie Moon poetry/recital 

Neil Yates trumpet/flugelhorn

Gilad Atzman soprano/alto

Dean Masser tenor

Alan Barnes baritone/clarinet 

Mark Nightingale trombone 

Pat McCarthy guitar 

Dave Green acoustic bass 

Sebastian de Krom drums/percussion

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EpitaphAlan Barnes - A Requiem
00:00 / 01:09
PreludeAlan Barnes - A Requiem
00:00 / 00:26
Seek The Light In The DarknessAlan Barnes - A Requiem
00:00 / 02:04
In Memory of Marion ScottAlan Barnes - A Requiem
00:00 / 01:17
Return of ShadowsAlan Barnes - A Requiem
00:00 / 01:51
How Peace WorksAlan Barnes - A Requiem
00:00 / 00:59
When Souls Return to the StarsAlan Barnes - A Requiem
00:00 / 01:03
Faith to Find the LightAlan Barnes - A Requiem
00:00 / 01:05
The Softening HeartAlan Barnes - A Requiem
00:00 / 00:55
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