In Flanders Fields - Laurence Caldecote

Duration: 1'45"
Ensemble: SATB unaccompanied
Grading: Easy/Medium
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In 2012, and with the WWI cententary approaching, I wanted to write a new remembrance piece, dedicated to those from the British colonies who had fought for the Allies in many parts of the world. I was particularly minded to set In Flanders Fields, as it was written by a Canadian serving in Europe. Having read it a few times, the music soon followed and it was written within 48 hours. Whilst there is a melancholy feel conveyed through the various dissonances, there is also a sense of hope. Peace and stillness are conveyed through the use of simple rhythms.