Pieces to mark the Armistice centenary

Armistice centenary. To help choirs to mark the centenary of the Armistice, the following settings and arrangements are available as PDF files which may be printed and copied free of charge for performances during 2018 only.

Email info@appletreemusic.net to request files.

Original songs

SongScoringDescription
Do not stand at my grave and weep SATTBB a cappella An original setting of Mary Elizabeth Frye's optimistic, much loved sonnet.
Elegy - Fear no more SATB and piano or
TTBB and piano
A gently lyrical setting of the famous funeral song from Shakespeare's Cymbeline. Features in the cantata Dies Irae.
Everyone Sang SATB and piano Vividly portrays the emotions of Siegfried Sassoon's Armistic Day poem.
Futility SATB a cappella Haunting harmonies both capture and offset the bleakness of Wilfred Owen's text.
High flight SATB and piano The song expresses the joy and exuberance of a young airman tasting the freedom of flight.
In Flanders fields SATB and piano A heartfelt setting of the famous words by First World War poet John McCrae.
In the midst of earthly life SSATB a cappella A new arrangement freely adapted for mixed choir from the ‘Hymn’ movement in Dies Irae.
Longing: Bring back my bonnie 2-part upper voices and piano A haunting setting taken from the cantata Dies Irae, where it is sung by the children's choir.
Softness and peace SSA and piano To words taken from the poem Prayer by the metaphysical poet George Herbert.
Waving SSA and piano or
TTBB and piano
A tender, moving song, in an approachable style, about loss. Text by the composer.

Arrangements

SongScoringDescription
I want to go home SATB a cappella or
SAB a cappella or
TTBB a cappella
Captures both the surface humour and darker emotion behind this WW1 soldiers' song.
It's a long way to Tipperary SATB and piano or
SAB and piano or
TTBB and piano
An arrangement of the famous WW1 song, including some of the soldiers' lyrics.

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