Earlier this year we lost our excellent Researcher
Rod Cotter, who I invited to join the NDO project after seeing his very good dissertation on the Band some years ago.
He was invaluable in so many ways, not just as a friend, but someone who was passionate about the music of the NDO, and went to great lengths to provide me with information on soloists in all the CDs we produced.
He had nearly finished an excellently researched book on the NDO, which we will finish and it will be dedicated to him.
Music from this CD was played for the service at his request.
Sadly we also lost my colleague John Taylor, who spent his early career at the Playhouse and was responsible for some of the recordings on our CDs.