LETTERS FROM THE FRONT’
A RECITAL OF READINGS, LETTERS, POEMS AND MUSIC
ESSENTIALLY BRASS AND NARRATOR GARETH WYNNE PRESENT A THEMED SEQUENCE OF EVENTS OF THE GREAT WAR AS EXPERIENCED BY A ‘SOLDIER’
In 2013, when looking for a project for the Quintet, we were acutely aware that the 100 year anniversary of the Great War was nearly upon us. The Quintet frequently performs themed concerts and this was an appropriate time for us to consider a theme of remembrance for those who fought and lost their lives in this terrible conflict.
Searching for appropriate music was definitely not a problem. The multitude of music written in this era or that could be associated with the Great War was varied and plentiful. We searched for something that could demonstrate the hubris of emotions that only a soldier of this war could feel, from patriotic fervour, to fear, to pride, to remorse and ultimately the greatest sacrifice of all; Death.
Alfred Moore, a young man in 1914 filled with patriotism, signs up as a soldier, as did thousands of similar likeminded young men of the era. ‘Letters from the Front’ tells the story of Alfred’s journey in the War that eventually took his life.
Footnote: We have taken a degree of licence here, in that we do not know the true journey of Alfred, except that of his eventual death. The last letter read, was to his parents, and Alfred, by now Sgt Alfred Moore, died on March 14th1915.
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