The Great War - A Portrait in Music, Voices and Sound (CD)

The Great War - A Portrait in Music, Voices and Sound (CD)
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Captured here are the sounds of Britain at a pivotal moment in her history - the songs that the soldiers sang on the march and in the trenches.

Original landmark recordings from 1914-18 mingle with readings, reminiscences and sequences from the works of Elgar and Delius to create a panoramic portrait that's poignant, gripping and atmospheric in equal measure.

Track list:

 

  • The Long, Long Trail: War Starts - "We Don't Want To Loose You" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  • The Long, Long Trail: The Germans Advance - "His Luggage Labelled 'England" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  • The Long, Long Trail: The Old Contemptibles Hold Fast - "Keep The Home Fires Burning" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  • The Long, Long Trail: Soldiering - "Blame It On The Last Long Mile" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  • The Long, Long Trail: Into Battle - "The Ragtime Infantry" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  • The Long, Long Trail: The Scene Of Battle - "We're 'Ere" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  • The Long, Long Trail: Going Over The Top - "The Bells Of Heaven" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  • The Long, Long Trail: Carrying On - "Pack Up Your Troubles" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  • The Long, Long Trail: Entertainment At The Front And At Home - "Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  • The Long, Long Trail: The Home Front - "Goodbye-ee" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  • The Long, Long Trail: 1915 - 1917: Stalemate - "I Want To Go Home" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  • The Long, Long Trail: Here Come The Yanks - "Over There" - The BBC Singers, The BBC Revue Orchestra & Malcolm Lockyer
  • If You Were The Only Girl In The World - George Robey
  • For Me And My Gal - Bill Murray
  • Hello, Hello, Who's Your Lady Friend - Ted Yorke
  • Your King And Country Want You - Edna Thornton
  • Jolly Good Luck To The Girl Who Loves A Soldier - Vesta Tilley
  • Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning - Arthur Fields
  • K-K-K-Katy - Bill Murray
  • I May Be Gone For A Long, Long Time - The Peerless Quartet
  • Dear Old Pal Of Mine - John McCormack
  • The Angel Of Mons - Foster Richardson
  • They Didn't Believe Me - George Grossmith
  • Pretty Baby - Bill Murray
  • I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier - Morton Harvey
  • I Wonder Whose Kissing Her Now - Henry Burr
  • How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm - Harry Fay
  • Boys In Khaki, Boys In Blue - Frederick Wheeler
  • The Army Of Today's All Right - Vesta Tilley
  • The Lads In Navy Blue (It's The Navy, The British Navy) - Harrison Latimer
  • Women Of Britain - George Baker
  • Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts For Soldiers - Bill Murray
  • Till The Clouds Roll By - Anna Wheaton
  • Never Mind The Food Controller - Florrie Forde
  • What Did You Do In The Great War, Daddy? - Tom Clare
  • Till We Meet Again - Charles Hart
  • March From ' Things To Come' - The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Sir Arthur Bliss
  • Recruiting Speech At The Mansion House - Sir Charles Wakefield
  • Forefathers (Edmund Blunden) - Carelton Hobbs
  • At The Front: On The March (Reminisence) - Sgt Edward Dwyer, VC
  • Attack (Siegfried Sassoon) - Steve Watts
  • WWI Recollection - Sargent Percy Reid
  • Greater Love (Wilfred Owen) - Robert Donat
  • The Lark Ascending - Jean Pougnet, Violin, With The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
  • In Flanders Fields (John McCrae) - John Kehoe
  • A Shropshire Lad - The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
  • Arms And The Boy (Wilfred Owen) - Carelton Hobbs
  • WWI Recollection - Major Marmaduke Leslie Walkinton
  • The Estaminet (Descriptive Sketch) - Some Of The Boys'
  • Elegy - The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Eduard Van Beinum
  • For The Fallen (Laurence Binyon) - John Kehoe
  • The Attack (Descriptive Sketch) - 'Some Of The Boys'
  • Appeal For One Million Pounds - Harry Lauder
  • Why Is Britain At War? - Henry Ainley
  • Nimrod From 'Enigma Variations' - The Halle Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli
  • WWI Recollection - James Davidson Pratt, NCO
  • Experiences Of Sinking The SS Arabic (Reminisence) - Kenneth Douglas
  • Serenade - Sinfonia Of London Conducted & Sir John Barbirolli
  • Futility (Siegfried Sassoon) - Steve Watts
  • Christmas In Camp (Descriptive Sketch) - Uncredited
  • Jupiter (I Vow To Thee My Country) From 'The Planets' Suite - The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
  • Recessional (Rudyard Kipling) - John Kehoe
  • WWI Recollection - Private Charles Francis Colthup
  • Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis - Sinfonia Of London & Sir John Barbirolli
  • The Soldier (Rupert Brooke) - John Kehoe
  • WWI Recollection - George Ashurst, NCO
  • The Rear Guard (Siegfried Sassoon) - Steve Watts
  • Adagio-Moderato (First Movement) From 'Concerto For Cello And Orchestra' - Andre Navarra, Cello, The Halle Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli
  • Everyone Sang (Siegfried Sassoon) - Steve Watts
  • The Last Post - Uncredited
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