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Yesterday I sang in a concert with my choir with a programme that marked the centenary of WW1. The programme included a specially commissioned version of the National Anthem to use the orchestra that we had, Elgar's "Sospiri" and the main work, Karl Jenkins' "The Peacemakers". This uses a lot of percussion and instruments we don't normally use in our concerts.... some pics attached.
 

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A lot of percussion indeed.....how did the concert go ?
 
Yep - there were, amongst other things, tubular bells, Tibetan chime bells, cymbals, crash cymbal, side drum, snare drum, 4 timpani, bass drum (3 foot diameter), glockenspiel, marimba, chimes....

Went well. The chain gang was out in force: Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, High Sheriff of Cheshire, local MP, chairman of local British Legion etc and about 300 in the audience
 
As a Yank I can only say that the cinder walls in the pictures that encompassed the event must have evoked a WW1 feel; the presentation must have brought forth an enormous emotion even before the music began. To me it looked like an early bunker, bricks rather than sandbags. I would like to have heard the event. Impressive photos.
 
Yep - there were, amongst other things, tubular bells, Tibetan chime bells, cymbals, crash cymbal, side drum, snare drum, 4 timpani, bass drum (3 foot diameter), glockenspiel, marimba, chimes....

Went well. The chain gang was out in force: Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, High Sheriff of Cheshire, local MP, chairman of local British Legion etc and about 300 in the audience

Where are the bongos?:rofl:

Greg S.
 
Yep - there were, amongst other things, tubular bells, Tibetan chime bells, cymbals, crash cymbal, side drum, snare drum, 4 timpani, bass drum (3 foot diameter), glockenspiel, marimba, chimes....

Went well. The chain gang was out in force: Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, High Sheriff of Cheshire, local MP, chairman of local British Legion etc and about 300 in the audience
Sounds excellent. I don't know the Peacemakers, but what Karl Jenkins I do know, I like.

@Al C., it looks as though it was in an old church, so built of stone. It will probably have seen more than a few wars come and go, if it's as old as some of our churches.
 
As a Yank I can only say that the cinder walls in the pictures that encompassed the event must have evoked a WW1 feel; the presentation must have brought forth an enormous emotion even before the music began. To me it looked like an early bunker, bricks rather than sandbags. I would like to have heard the event. Impressive photos.
The building is a medieval church - mostly built in the C14th - built in the local red sandstone. It also has very fine C15th carvings in the choir stalls. Some pics attached.
 

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Where are the bongos?:rofl:

Greg S.
Here's the list:2 low floor Tom-toms, Goblet drum, Tambourim, Pandeiro or Riq, Bamboo Chimes, Mark Tree, Glockenspiel, Crotales, Tubular bells, Marimba, 2 tuned bells (E and B), Snare Drum, Tenor Drum, Bass Drum, Tam-tam (low), Cymbals. suspended cymbal, 4 timps
 
Sounds excellent. I don't know the Peacemakers, but what Karl Jenkins I do know, I like.

@Al C., it looks as though it was in an old church, so built of stone. It will probably have seen more than a few wars come and go, if it's as old as some of our churches.
You're right - the church was used as a prison during the Civil War in the 1640s as there was a big battle close-by.
 
... and you all thought I didn't do contemporary music... :cool:
 

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