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Robin Gibb to honour Titanic victims in first 'classical' composition

Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb will be composing Titanic Requiem with his son as part of a series events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking. Photograph: Ian West/Empics

A hundred years since the ship went down, the 1,500 victims of the Titanic disaster will receive an unlikely memorial – the first self-described classical work by Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees.

Composed with his son RJ, Titanic Requiem will be performed in London on 10 April by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – the anniversary of the doomed ship's departure from Southampton. The event will boast a hologram show depicting the sea, the ship, and – naturally – the iceberg.

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