Before we said anything, host Jackie Rose played this excerpt:
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About the music sample: “All Things Bright and Beautiful” was sung at morning assembly that day. The catastrophic collapse occurred about 9:15am.
Aerial view, October 21, 1966, courtesy of AGU Blogosphere
Going into GCTV at noon today to record an interview about Aberfan with host Jackie Rose for “Northern Star Radio” on Greenfield’s station, WMCB, 107.9 FM.
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“Altered Rain” is a demo excerpt of 7 piano parts from my new composition Aberfan. Conceived to represent the thousands of people coming down the hillside following the mass funeral on a “windswept, grey” Thursday less than one week after the disaster, this musical section turns the Rain Sequence upside down.
This is Ronnie Davis, the first boy photographed by IC Rapoport in the aftermath of the tragedy. He lost his older brother in the landslide and his house, close to the school, was destroyed. He stands among the ruins.
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Photo IC Rapoport Aberfan, 1966