For the Fallen: Music and Poetry of the Great War

St. George's, Bloomsbury
4:00 pm, Sunday, 2 February, 2014

for the fall

To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Pegasus presented a programme of music and poetry written during the war and in response to it.  The programme was performed in one of London’s most beautiful churches.  See the bottom of this page for a link to the printed programme.

 

Matthew Altham:  Director

David Goudge:  Reader

 

Programme:

Alan Seeger – I Have a Rendezvous with Death

Gustav Holst – Nunc Dimittis

Ivor Gurney – First Time In

Max Reger – Nachtlied

Maurice Ravel – Trois Beaux Oiseaux

Douglas Guest – For the Fallen

Edmund Blunden – Concert Party: Busseboom

Isaac Rosenberg – Returning, We Hear the Larks

Walford Davies – A Short Requiem

Readings from Colver letters

Sergei Rachmaninoff – from Vespers:

Blagoslovi dushe moya gospoda

Nyne otpushchaeshi

Siegfried Sassoon – Everyone Sang

Ivor Gurney:

Psalm 23

Since I Believe in God the Father Almighty (1925)

Wilfrid Owen – Disabled

The Dying Soldier (arr. Nigel Short)

Mahler – Ich Bin der Welt (arr. Clytus Gottwald)

George Dyson – To Music

 

Audience feedback: “Wonderfully programmed, very thoughtful and thought-provoking”, “very moving” and “an absolute joy”

Concert programme

 

Venue details

6-7 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HR
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