Sunday, 24 November 2019

Colin Mawby and Stephen Cleobury: RIP

It is with profound sadness that we learn of the deaths of Colin Mawby and Stephen Cleobury with just a couple of days of each other.

Requiescat in pace.

Colin Mawby was Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral from 1961 to 1978, and was succeeded in that post for a few years by Stephen Cleobury (before Maestro Cleobury started his tenure at King's College Cambridge, that would last nearly four decades).

Colin Mawby also wrote music for Westminster Cathedral Choir and contributed extensively to the choral music scene in Ireland.

Here are two pieces from the Victoria Requiem, as sung by the great Westminster Cathedral Choir at the Funeral Mass of Cardinal Basil Hume.