2007 Adagio Composition Contest Finalist
“For the Fallen” was selected as one of three finalists from over 160 worldwide entries to the 2007 Adagio Composition Contest.
About the Piece
”For the Fallen” is a tribute to those who have lost ther lives in the war in Iraq.
About the Composer
Andrew Lowe Watson was born in London in 1958. He studied piano and composition at Trinity College of
Music, London and Trinity College Cambridge where his tutors were Hugh Wood, Robin Holloway and Richard Marlow. As a student he won the University Chamber Choir Composition Prize and his setting of Hopkins’ ‘The Windhover’ was heard on the Backs by 3,000 people.
He has written 8 musicals for the Grimm Festival in Germany which have also played in Japan. He collaborated with the author Catherine Storr on an opera of her children’s classic novel ‘Marianne Dreams’, performed in London in 2004 and wrote commissions for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005.