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Letters from Flanders

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Letters from Flanders : for brass band / Andrew Batterham.

by Andrew Batterham (2016)

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  • Instrumentation: Soprano cornet in Eb, 2 solo cornets in Bb, repiano cornet, 2nd cornet, 3rd cornet, flugelhorn, tenor horn, 1st tenor horn, 2nd tenor horn, 1st baritone, 2nd baritone, 1st trombone, 2nd trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, Eb bass, Bb bass, percussion (3 players). 

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Letters from Flanders portrays the experiences of my maternal grandfather, Corporal Reginald Littlejohns (4th Australian Machine Gun Battalion) in the First World War. Reginald left Melbourne for Europe in May 1916. He was based on Salisbury Plain for some months, and then served in Flanders through to the end of the war. He returned to Melbourne in April 1919, having sent hundreds of letters home during his service. Some of those letters served as the inspiration to create this piece. They are honest, articulate, and highly descriptive. Each of the piece's five short movements portrays a different aspect of Reginald's war, with a quote from his letters included.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 20 performance parts (145p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Australian brass band A / high B grade

Duration: 13 mins

Contents note:

1. The world at war -- 2. Over the sea -- 3. Passchendaele -- 4. Homecoming parade -- 5. Elegy.

First performance by Box Hill City Band, Matthew van Emmerik — Feb 16. Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne

Typeset edition.

This edition produced Jan 17.

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