Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Poetry of the War Years 1914-18: Music and Words Branscombe Village Hall Wednesday 16 April 2014 Press Release from Val Howels

Soprano: Val Howels

Poetry of the War Years 1914-1918

Branscombe Village Hall, Wednesday 16 April, 7.30p.m.

Rowland Molony


David Birch            Channel Firing, by Thomas Hardy       
(& Rowland Molony)  Judging Distances, by Henry Reed   
                                The Send-off, by Wilfred Owen              

Madeleine Birch  MCMXIV, by Philip Larkin 
                   stament of Youth by Vera Brittain
                               Soft Rain, by Sarah Teasdale

Robert Crick  from A Record of the 58th Rifles F.F.
                        in the Great War, by Col. A.G. Lind, D.S.O.  

Songs              Val Howels, accompanied by Frances Waters


Chris Gradwell
Readings with music

Rowland Molony
At High Wood, Longueval, by Rowland Molony

John Torrance
A War Cemetery at Ligny St Flochel, by John Torrance

Chris Gradwell (saxophone) - Syrinx, by Claude Debussy

John Torrance

John Torrance  An Irish Airman Foresees
                          his Death, by W. B. Yeats

(& David BirchBillet, by Ivor Gurney

Rowland Molony Exposure, by Wilfred Owen   
          Break of Day in the Trenches, by Isaac Rosenberg    

Barbara Farquharson  May 1915, by Charlotte Mew

(& Rowland MolonyThe Team's Head Brass, by Edward Thomas   
                                       from a letter of William Dean Dowell

Songs              Val Howels, accompanied by Frances Waters

Piano: Frances Waters

Admission and wine are free,
but please make a donation at the end

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