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David Allen / Press

“David Allen’s imaginative, eclectic music, performed by a 21-strong orchestra, made an important contribution to setting the mood for this first-rate production – a credit to all concerned in it.”

“...fantastic music (David Allen)...”

“The fantastical atmosphere of a dream is also translated to the stage by David Allen’s stunning score, performed by a live orchestra.”

“Music composed by David Allen echoes the way the writer uses language and offers a psychological sensitivity that spirals like these dark fairy tales. 21 musicians play superbly in a style that resonates with the mannerism genre, flickering from realism to expressionism.”

“The composer & musical director for Murder in the Cathedral, David Allen, is surely a genius. The music of the Chorus spine-tingling.”

“Music throughout was enjoyable- sometimes adding to the tension and at others hauntingly beautiful. The singing in such a building soars.”

“[One of the] stand-out aspects of the production [was] the music composed by David Allen... The music was a mix of plainsong and 20th century serialism, which was fed amply by the soaring acoustics ... At one point in the second act, Allen ingeniously combined plainsong with a pulsing, almost stride piano base line which I particularly enjoyed, and the brutality of the horror-film esque dissonance and rhythm that punctuated the climax of the second act was thrilling.”