A music scholar at King’s Rochester recently recorded a session for a top British composer. Edward Hyde was approached by Rebecca Dale to attend a recording session for her new release Materna Requiem.
He is one of four vocal soloists featured on this piece in a number of movements, all being accompanied by The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
The album has been produced by Jonathan Allen, who earlier this year produced the three worldwide cinema broadcasts for The Royal Opera House in which Edward was involved. Edward’s solo part had a very demanding range and was technically challenging throughout. All involved commented not only on Edward’s musicality and tone, but also the way in which he conducted himself throughout the day. In the words of Jonathan Allen, “I don’t need to tell him what to do – he’s a true professional already.”
Edward commented: “I was incredibly humbled to be asked by Rebecca Dale to record for her after she had heard a recording of me on the radio last year. Working on this project with producer Jonathan Allen and Rebecca has been an amazing journey and I am looking forward to the album launch in August”.
Edward will now switch his focus to the trombone as the Junior Royal Academy have requested that he audition for The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. At 14 years of age this is very young and requires a serious amount of work and focus.