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Choral scenes : the Western Front, World War I, a work for speakers, chorus and instruments / Helen Gifford.
by Helen Gifford (1999)
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (86p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Duration: 45 mins
And some there be / Ecclesiasticus -- Vox mortuorum, nox pertpetua (Latin phrase) -- The dead / RenÃ© Arcos -- Wache (Guard duty) / August Stramm -- Exposure / Wilfred Owen -- For all we have and are / Rudyard Kipling -- The trenches / Frederic Manning -- Counter-attack / Siegfried Sassoon -- In Flanders fields / John McRae -- Grotesque with 2 soldiers' songs & Chorale Der du bist drei / Frederic Manning -- Lazarett (Clearing station) / Wilhelm Klemm -- RelÃ¨ve (Relief) / Charles Vildrac -- Third Ypres / Edmund Blunden -- For the fallen / Laurence Binyon -- Shadow / Guillaume Apollinaire -- The farmer remembers the Somme / Vance Palmer -- Adieu, the years are a broken song / anon. Australian.
Includes performance notes and text of poems.
Text is by poets, most of whom fought in World War I, including Guillaume Apollinaire, René Arcos, Laurence Binyon, Edmund Blunden, Rudyard Kipling, Wilhelm Klemm, Frederic Manning, John McRae, Wilfred Owen, Vance Palmer, Siegfried Sassoon, August Stramm and Charles Vildrac.
Different instrumentation for each song, and some songs are choir a cappella or have speaker and instruments only.
This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.
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