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Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

The world premiere of the late Robin Gibb's final work, Titanic Requiem, was recorded in April this year at a special concert at Westminster Central Hall, marking the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic. This critically-acclaimed performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the RSVP Voices is now broadcast for the first time.

The former Bee Gee wrote the piece over the last two years of his life with his son Robin-John and based it around the Latin mass for the dead. This is interwoven with additional movements and songs tracing the doomed ship's maiden voyage, which is evoked visually by an extraordinary series of specially created holograms.

Guest vocalists are Aled Jones and Isabel Suckling. Gibb's deteriorating health prevented him from being present at the premiere as planned, but he is represented holographically for his affecting song Don't Cry Alone.

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Sat 5 Jan 2013 02:10 BBC Four


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