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Musical Compositions by Emily Feldberg.


FRAGMENTS: VOICES FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR
A composition for SATB choir, orchestra and baritone solo

The piece features English and German texts from a huge range of sources: a Devon farmer, a Ruhr miner, a German soldier, a woman munitions worker, a grieving mother, conscientious objectors' memoirs, the Somme army report, a humorous poem from the Wipers Times and verses found on a scrap of paper in a German train in 1918. The first performance, which took place at Minehead Methodist Church in Somerset on 10th November, was a sell-out and received a standing ovation.

Click HERE to read the review in the West Somerset Free Press.

Read about Fragments on the Exmoor Magazine's website HERE (With thanks to The Exmoor Magazine www.exmoormagazine.co.uk)

Read about fragments in the Friend - the Quaker weekly magazine - HERE. (With thanks to the Friend, www.thefriend.org).

See the Fragments Gallery for more pictures and videos.


Fragments Patrons

We are deeply indebted to our individual and business patrons, who have supported the project through funding and services. Without their support, this project would not have been possible: our Arts Council grant funds less than half of the project budget.

Patrons:

Audrey Beach Chris Lawson
Stephen Butchers Jan Lowy and Alison Andrew
Lore Chumbley Susan Mew
Rita Cramp Minehead Quaker Meeting
Alison Dietz Ian Norman
Exmoor Printers Christine Pereira
Ann Feldberg Tim Pettigrew
Rachel Feldberg Simon Robinson
Philippa Gerry Valentine Stephenson
Keith Jones Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO SING?

If you are planning a concert and want to try something new, you are welcome to perform any or all of Fragments: Voices from the First World War.
All I ask is that you let me know when and where you will be performing. Please contact me.
You might find the following sections of the piece particularly useful:

AUGUST 1914 (6.5 minutes): (English & German) A genuine outpouring of patriotic fervour from both sides.
Read about this section, listen to it and view the vocal score online.

ABSCHIED (11 minutes, or 6 minutes without solo): (All in German: see pronunciation guidance HERE if needed!) Beautiful sweeping tunes and rich harmonies. The first half is set as a baritone solo, but could be sung by the whole bass section, or you could just start at Bar 100.
Read about this section, listen to it and view the vocal score online.

LAMENT (2 minutes): (German & English) Two minutes of dramatic contrast: challenging but worth it.
Read about this section, listen to it and view the vocal score online.

CANARY GIRLS (4.5 minutes): (All in English) A jaunty romp with a serious central section.
Read about this section, listen to it and view the vocal score online.

KUCHEN (5 minutes): (English & German) A village band feel with a heartbreaking interlude. 
Read about this section, listen to it and view the vocal score online.

THREE TOMMIES (4 minutes): (All in English) A cheerful setting of a limerick from The Wipers Times. (Localise your own final phrase!)
Read about this section, listen to it and view the vocal score online.

LEST WE FORGET (5 minutes): (English & German) A lyrical, reflective ending with an important message.
Read about this section, listen to it and view the vocal score online.


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Web site first published 20th July 2017.
Last updated 18th December 2018
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