Michael Lisle Dunn

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Music like an errant child

I love the way how, once written, music can take on a life of its own, and like a child can go off to do things that totally surprise its creator. I wrote this tune in 1989 for Director Peter Sykes' Tourist Video about the UK. Like most commissions, I wrote it to a deadline, with not quite as much time as I would have liked. Nearly 30 years later, my long time friend and erstwhile bandmate Chris Broom wrote some lyrics and a middle section for it and recorded it with various people. If you had told me then, when I was sweating trying to finish it in time, that in 2017 it would be sung in a cathedral in Peterborough by talented twin sopranos I would have laughed manically and wondered if lack of sleep was making me hallucinate