We might not be getting any more music from Black Sabbath after they retire from performing next month (but then again we might!), but at least the doesn’t mean that its members are going to stop making music. In fact, guitarist Tony Iommi just composed a piece of music, “How Good It Is,” for the Birmingham Cathedral Choir. The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle, Dean of Birmingham, wrote the lyrics, while Iommi composed the music. As you’d expect from a piece of music written for a choir, it’s not heavy, but it’s minor key, kind of dark and a beautiful piece of music. Speaking about it via press release, Iommi said the following:
“It’s great to be involved with the Cathedral and doing something for it,” he said. “When Catherine mentioned it, it felt like a nice thing to do, to be able to give something to the city… It’s just a little bit different to Sabbath!” joked Tony. “We’ve done instrumental work before with orchestras and it’s something I enjoy doing. It’s completely different from any of the heavier stuff. “This is a completely new piece of music and I’m really pleased with it.”
It’s a nice requiem to Iommi’s recording career if it turns out to be that he doesn’t make music beyond Sabbath, but here’s hoping he does.