Richard Blackford is one of the pre-eminent concert and media composers of the UK. His music has been performed and broadcast all over the world and has been featured in the Adelaide, Cork, Montepulciano, Brighton, Cheltenham, Long Island and Berlin Festivals. His feature film credits include City of Joy, Prometheus and Song for a Raggy Boy, the latter winning eleven international film festival awards. He is the most performed media composer in Germany, having over one hundred and forty drama feature credits to his name for ZDF alone. UK TV credits include the acclaimed BBC BAFTA-nominated drama Fingersmith, A Little Bit of Lippy, Summer Solstice, Ruth Rendell Mysteries, 1940s House, Family, Finding Sarah, Preston Front and Shell Seekers, starring Vanessa Redgrave. In 2008 Richard was appointed the first ever Composer in Association with the Brno Philharmonic, who gave the world premiere of his Violin Concerto.
"...this 35-minute work [Mirror of Perfection] is immediately attractive and rewarding, and this CD should win Blackford many new admirers. The Bournemouth Symphony Chorus of the period is very accomplished ...The BBC Singers under David Hill give a typically authoritative performance of Blackford’s Choral Anthems ... The performances benefit from excellent support on the organ from Iain Farrington." ****
Philip Reed - Choir & Organ magazine - January/February 2013
"Works of tremendous power from Richard Blackford... Excellent performances of works that I would urge any lover of English music to try."
EM Marshall-Luck - Spirited - The Gazette of the English Music Festival - December 2012