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elegy for RH 827 – a lost viscount (1979)

Composed in 1979 after a passenger plane, an Air Rhodesia Vickers Viscount RH 827, was shot down in Zimbabwe by the Zimbabwean People’s Revolutionary Army, killing all 58 people on board. Reddy was 16 at the time, in his 1st year of BMus studies at the Royal College of Music, London. The 4-page work is in free atonal style with some elements of serialism and constantly changing meters.


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