Matt’s Military Calling

Salvation ArmyAccorder’s Matt Slater seems to be  making a habit of composing for shows about military academies – well almost. First there was the excellent Sandhurst and now another sort of army gets the treatment – the Salvation Army! The BBC Four show, God’s Cadets: Joining the Salvation Army goes out on 7th January at 9.00pm.  Produced by True Vision TV, it follows new recruits at the “Sally” army’s training college. They come from all sorts of different backgrounds; all giving up jobs and leaving home to work fulltime for just £7,500 a year. This is a wonderfully sensitive film about the recruits’ calling, their motivation, their doubts and what it really takes to make that sort of life-changing commitment. Matt’s music works wonderfully in this subtle and engaging documentary.