Take my life and let it be
About the recording
This is a live recording of the hymn Take my life and let it be by Gail Randall. It was performed on Saturday 16 May 2015 at St Pancras Parish Church by the Choir of St Pancras Parish Church directed by Christopher Batchelor and accompanied on the organ by Michael Waldron.
About the composer
Born in Coventry, Gail Randall studied flute, piano and singing at Trinity College of Music, followed by a PGCE course at Bretton Hall College of Education. During her teaching career she composed and arranged for wind bands and ensembles, conducting a performance of her own Three Movements for Piano and Wind Orchestra at a Music for Youth final in London in 1993. Since retirement, Randall has composed for choir, carillon, and handbells, reflecting a lifelong interest in campanology. Her choral setting of Wilfred Owen’s Anthem for Doomed Youth received its first performance in November 2014.