Composer, Performer and Music Therapist, Adrian Snell, is well known for albums such as: “The Passion”, “The Cry, A Requiem for the Lost Child”, “Alpha and Omega”, “Fierce Love”, “Song of an Exile”, “City of Peace”, and most recently his trilogy: “Kintsugi, the Art of Precious Scars”.
He is known throughout the world through his many albums and performances at venues including:
The Royal Albert Hall, London (world premier of ‘Song of an Exile’);
St Paul's Cathedral, London (world premier of ‘The Cry, a Requiem for The Lost Child’);
Cirque d'Hiver, Paris;
Binyenei HaUma, Jerusalem (world premier of ‘Alpha and Omega’);
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem;
National Concert Hall, Zurich;
Central Concert Hall, Dublin;
Central Concert Hall, Nairobi;
Washington National Cathedral, USA (world premier of ‘7 words for the 21st Century’)
At the turn of the century, Adrian decided to train as a Music Therapist. He completed his training in 2002 and received a post graduate diploma in Music Therapy (Dip.Mus.Th.) awarded by the University of Bristol through the Faculty of Medicine.
Adrian now practices as Music Therapist and Arts Therapy Consultant in a variety of places in and around Bath, his home town, where his primary focus is children and young people between the age of 2 and 19 who have special and additional needs. With sound and music as the primary means of communication, he builds meaningful relationships with these children as one of a team dedicated to seeing them reach their full potential as equally valued members of the community.
After 8 years of total focus on his work as music therapist and arts therapy consultant, Adrian returned to the recording studio and concert stage in 2013. The album that ended this long period of relative ‘silence’ was:
“Fierce Love” which quickly became his most highly acclaimed ‘solo’ album, since his recording debut; “Fireflake”, released in 1974.
The success of “Fierce Love” was, perhaps, partly due to the intimate, often intensely moving, way in which many of the soundscapes and instruments - indeed the subjects and themes within the material - were so clearly influenced by the years of ‘re-thinking’ sound and music, from the perspective of a composer ‘become’ music therapist.
In November 2020, Sacristy Press published his biographical book:
“Fierce Love, Music Leads a Lost Child Home” which has been received with overwhelmingly positive reviews:
“Winsome and heartfelt, it would be impossible not to be moved and enriched by ‘Fierce Love’ ” Jeremy Begbie, Duke University
“A beautifully crafted and soul-searching book - just like Adrian’s music.” Edmund Newell,
Writer and former Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Then came COVID 19…
So, during this life changing pandemic Adrian composed and recorded the song: “Breathe, Believe” written in the midst of this Global virus which confined much of the worlds population to their own homes…
In a matter of days, “Breathe, Believe” was enthusiastically heard by thousands of Adrians established supporters, and many new to his music. But this became the catalyst for the writing and recording of his most recent release, a trilogy:
“Kintsugi, The Art of Precious Scars”, three original albums released in March 2022.
More recently, on November 11th 2022, Adrian’s work; “The Cry, A Requiem for The Lost Child” was performed in The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, London, at the invitation of the organization; “Beyond Conflict”.
And most recently came the news that in February 2024, 44 years after the original recording and its premiere on BBC Radio One, a completely re-mixed anniversary edition of “The Passion” would be released, followed by a series of live concerts, some including full orchestra and choir. As and when finalised, further details will be available on Adrian’s web-site. www.adrian-snell.com
Adrian Snell continues, with the same passion for music that forever bound him to music as a little child, to integrate his skills and experience as composer, performer, recording artist, communicator and Music Therapist.
|Goodbye October||1976||Kingsway Music|
|Listen to the Peace||1978||Kingsway Music|
|Something new under the Sun||1979||Kingsway Music|
|The Passion||1980||Kingsway Music|
|Adrian Snell Classics||1982||Kingsway Music|
|Feed the Hungry Heart||1984||Word|
|The Collection 1975-1981||1986||Kingsway Music|
|Alpha and Omega||1986||Word|
|Cream of the Collection||1989||Kingsway Music|
|Song of an Exile||1989||Word|
|Kiss the Tears||1992||Word|
|We Want to Live||1992||Word|
|City of Peace||1996||Alliance|
|My Heart Shall Journey||1997||Word|
|Light of the World||1997||Serious Music|
|Intimate Strangers||1998||Serious Music|
|Poems / Seven Hills||2001||Serious Music|
|Seven Words for the 21st Century||2002||Serious Music|
|The Cry: A Requiem for the Lost Child||2004||Serious Music|
|Every Place is Under the Stars||2006||Serious Music|
|Fierce Love||2013||Serious Music|
|Kintsugi, The Art of Precious Scars||2022||Serious Music|
|Children of Exile||1990||Serious Music|
|City of Peace: a Journey to the Roots of my Faith||1996||Monarch Publications|
|Fierce Love, Music Leads A Lost Child Home||2021||Sacristy Press|
|Adrian Snell - Live at Flevo||1992||Word|
|Beyond Words||2005||Coverdale Trust|
For further information, and questions relating to concert bookings or personal appearances, please contact Natasja Gorlee, Personal Assistant to Adrian Snell; email@example.com