‘TO VANGELIS’ (1943-2022) – a musical tribute by Steve Law
Steve’s beautiful musical tribute to the composer Vangelis, who sadly passed away in 2022.
Vangelis was a true pioneer who created new, beautiful and haunting electronic soundscapes. I am sure many composers today can feel his influence. It is a great regret that I never got to meet him and thank him for his music – from one composer to another.
The chorus is adapted from a song I wrote back in 2000. While writing the middle section to its climax, I felt I was expressing feelings and memories of my father Keith who passed away in 2019. So I would like to dedicate this piece to his memory too.
For those who know Vangelis’ music you will hear references to his scores to Blade Runner, Antarctica, To the Unknown Man and more in this tribute.