Holocaust victims words set to music by the Life and Death Orchestra

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about the orchestra
The Life And Death Orchestra comprises some of the best musicians I've ever met. Bim Sinclair is a brilliant composer, performer and producer in both the classical and pop worlds. Herbie Flowers is ''one of the world's finest bass players'' according to the Guinness Encyclopaedia Of Popular Music and he brings with him many of his regular compatriots, including his regular partner in rhythm, Dave Trigwell on drums. Also he brings with him multi-instrumentalists, Nick Pynn and Tom Arnold, playing a range of instruments: fiddle, accordion, mandolin, tabla, bazouki and many more - plus Tom adds a very un-folky hammond organ on some tracks. Ian Hamer, one of Britain's top jazz trumpeters, contributes on Never (Reprise). Mark Allen of cool continental band Manos brought his skills on zither and Spanish guitar, while Big Bob Taylor plays all the other guitars, including heart-rending solos on This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, and Us Two. He also plays all saxophone parts. Lead Vocals are by Angi Mariani and Bill Smith and harmony vocals are sung by Bill also. Thanks also to Catherine Black and Marjorie Ashenden who joined the orchestra for the live performances. The whole thing was expertly recorded and mixed by Julian Tardo.

Bill Smith, Composer


The icons and artwork at the top are based on the work by great UK artist, Ralph Freeman from the work, Rosina & Carlos IV (1940) - 1997 mixed media on canvas.

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