For The Fallen
- Approx 1hr 50 mins, including interval
For the Fallen brings together ten of the nation’s most powerful poems about war and remembrance, and combines them with specially chosen pieces of music performed by Matthew Trusler, violin, and Ashley Wass, piano.
Featuring beloved works such as Laurence Binyon’s poignant Ode to Remembrance (“as the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, to the end, to the end, they remain”), paired with Debussy’s Clair de Lune; Rupert Brooke’s patriotic sonnet The Soldier, partnered with Elgar’s Chanson de Nuit; WB Yeats’ An Irish Airman Foresees His Death, combined with Copland’s Violin Sonata (composed in memory of a pilot lost in battle); and Edward Thomas’ Adlestrop (“farther and farther, all the birds of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire”), accompanied by Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, this promises to be a memorable evening of thought-provoking verse and inspiring music.
Narrating the poems will be Petroc Trelawny, the much-loved BBC television and radio presenter.
Presented by Mash Productions Ltd
- Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK
Box Office: 01206 573948
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