Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC Radio Theatre in 2001, this MP3 audiobook ‘Hymn’ is a musical autobiography of sorts, taking listeners on a journey through the high and low notes of Alan Bennett’s life.
From the hymns he learnt as a child to the music of the Andrew Sisters on the radio, up to the concerts in Leeds town hall where he would sit behind the double basses, this delightful musical memoir provides a fascinating and original insight into the life of one of Britain’s most celebrated playwrights.
Alan Bennett’s nostalgic exploration of his past is reawakened and set to music by the celebrated musician, film composer and producer George Fenton. Accompanied by the renowned Medici String Quartet, ‘Hymn’ on MP3 audiobook offers you a unique combination of wonderfully composed music as the backdrop to a series of witty, nostalgic and introspective observations about Alan Bennett’s formative years, read flawlessly by the author himself.
For those with an interest in music, Alan Bennett, comedy, memoir - or even those just wanting to take a pleasant journey down memory lane - ‘Hymn’ on MP3 audiobook is a striking accompaniment to a car journey or a quiet afternoon indoors.