Sarabande in Black for Alexander McQueen

Here’s a version of Handel’s Sarabande I wrote for Alexander McQueen’s Paris fashion show.

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It was performed live by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

The piece involved a sort of inside out version of the Handel mixed with the sound of Lancaster bombers – culminating in a baroque take on Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones.

So.. Here’s an excerpt from Sarabande in Black:

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Melissa says:

    Philip,
    You were so fortunate to have worked with/for him. I only wish he hadn’t been so hasty in his sorrow.
    Did you play the piece for his web tribute?
    Warmly,
    Melissa

  2. lackadaisygirl says:

    I fell in love with this collection and this version of the song. Where can I get it?

  3. melissa says:

    hi lackadaisygirl,
    I bought it on itunes.

    Academy of St Martins.
    100 best classics.

    It is such a moving piece.

  4. Rahul says:

    Hi Melissa –

    The version of “Sarabande” on 100 Best Classics is the original Handel composition, which is much slower than “Sarabande in Black.” As far as I can tell, there is no recording of “Sarabande in Black” available, which is such a shame.

    Rahul

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