Music for Remembrance
Friday, 17 August 2018 | Forwoods ScoreStore
Choirs around the world will be gearing up for the centenary commemorations in November of the end of the First World War. We've prepared a useful quick reference guide to save conductors and librarians spending hours searching for suitable material.
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From the monumental brilliance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem and the heartfelt agony of Vaughan Willliams' Dona nobis pacem, through the end-of-epoch Englishness of Elgar to the simplicity of Douglas Guest, taking in sacred and secular texts, you're sure to find just the right piece for your choir.
Choral Settings of For the Fallen
'They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.'
There are several settings of this well-known poem by Laurence Binyon.
Collections for Organists
Organists are sure to be asked to play at any number of remembrance or commemorative services this November. All the usual repertoire is here in one handy reference section together with, perhaps, something you hadn't met before.
Collections for Vocalists
Have you been asked to sing at a Remembrance weekend event? Look no further.
Collections for Other Instrumentalists
It's not just organists that need repertoire for the Centenary commemorations. A few suggestions here: