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ACD318

Letters from the Front




Commissioned and performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Northey, and based on letters from soldiers serving on the battlefields of Gallipoli, France, and Belgium. Soprano Madeleine Pierard, narrated by Paul Gittins.

1.

I. agitato

Orchestral

Michael F. Williams

5:46

2.

II. adagio lontano e tranquillo

“My Dear Children…”

Michael F. Williams

8:37

3.

III. agitato

“the sky is now flecked with pretty clouds of shrapnel…”

Michael F. Williams

15:20