As part of the Battle of the Somme Centenary the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany live, the iconic 1916 film The Battle of the Somme by Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell using the acclaimed score by UK composer Laura Rossi, commissioned by the Imperial War Museum.
This will form Part Two of the concert entitled 1916: The Grim Reality, the second of our three concerts over four years reviewing music at pivotal stages of World War One. In Part One, actors Jane, John and Martha Godber continue the developing stories of soldiers in the Battalions of the East Yorkshire Regiment raised in Hull and their families left behind.
We play the Heroic Elegy by Ernest Farrar, who with a Leeds and Harrogate connection was one of the more local musicians to be lost at this stage of the War. The Lament by Frank Bridge was written for a young relative sunk on the Lusitania. Rudi Stephan, a promising German composer was shot by a Russian sniper and we include his Music for Orchestra, and Polonia by Sir Edward Elgar, which was written to raise money for the Polish victims.
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Ernest Farrar Heroic Elegy
Frank Bridge Lament
Rudi Stephan Music for Orchestra
Edward Elgar Polonia
Actors: John, Jane and Martha Godber
Laura Rossi The Battle of the Somme
Conductor: Andrew Penn