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Film composer's tribute to Hillsborough victims

Nyman's creation is performed at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral tonight Credit: PA

Celebrated British composer Michael Nyman has composed a Hillsborough memorial symphony.

The hour-long Symphony No 11: Memorial is based on music that Nyman was recording on the afternoon of the Hillsborough tragedy 25 years ago.

It will be performed by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in the city's Anglican Cathedral tonight.

Nyman said he hopes the work will make "a small but significant contribution to the healing process still necessary for the families of the lost fans.

Nyman composed the score for the film 'The Piano' starring Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel.

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