CLASSICAL MUSIC / Upbeat: Coda
Saturday 09 July 1994
With a suitable sense of occasion, Stone (who, in a Heckler-deterring move, bills himself as 'a composer of modern understandable orchestral music') has not only set one of his own wife's poems to music - alongside texts by Philip Harris and Lord Byron - but has incorporated into his score the unique sound of the Lutine bell.
Members of loss-making syndicates will no doubt have their ears peeled to count the chimes: for, as all Lloyd's names know, one ring of the bell means a ship's lost at sea, two rings of the bell mean it's safe home to harbour.
Details from Tony Packman at Lloyd's on 071-327 4700
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