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Composers of the First World War: A Commemoration

 BUTTERWORTH   On Banks of Green Willow 
 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   Symphony No 5 
 IVOR NOVELLO  Keep the Home Fires Burning & We’ll Gather Lilacs 
 ARR.LAWSON  Tunes from the Trenches 
 SIR ARTHUR BLISS  Things to Come (Film Suite)


Conductor: Michael Bell MBE
Soprano: Ros Evans (picture)

 

 

 

  

 


On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, CPO presents a concert of works by composers who served in the First World War. 

George Butterworth was killed in the Battle of the Somme on August 5 1916. On Banks of Green Willow is one of his very few works, and is a wistful and poignant piece. 

Ralph Vaughan Williams volunteered for the army and served throughout the war. His Fifth Symphony – actually written during World War II – is described as the most beautiful and moving symphony by a British composer.  

Cardiff-born Ivor Novello wrote his much-loved songs Keep the Home Fires Burning and Well Gather Lilacs  during the first and second world wars respectively. 

‘Tunes from the Trenches’ is a selection of popular and patriotic songs sang by the British and American troops in the trenches. Goodbye, Dolly Gray, When This Lousy War is Over and There's No Place Like Home are balanced by Land of Hope and Glory before the Americans arrive with The Caissons Go Rolling Along, Over There (Go Compare) and It's a Long Way to Tipperary. We’ll be inviting our audience to sing along in tribute to the bravery and fortitude of the troops. 

Sir Arthur Bliss fought and was injured in the Battle of the Somme and was mentioned in despatches.  Based on the book by H.G. Wells, Things to Come tells of how the world is destroyed by war, and how a new world is built from the ashes of the old. It is Bliss' most spectacular and stirring score.

 
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£18.00 Stalls
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18.00  Bars open
19.30  START
20.15  Interval
21.30  FINISH                                                                      

PLEASE NOTE: Running times are approximate and supplied for guidance only.  They may be subject to change.