End of the War to End All Wars
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I – the Great War – ended. Musica Viva NY and the New Orchestra of Washington commemorate this solemn occasion one hundred years later with a co-commission from acclaimed American composer Joseph Turrin based on texts by war poets. The program also features works by Vaughan Williams, Holst, and Ravel, all composers directly affected by World War I.
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
The Lark Ascending (1914)
Le Tombeau de Couperin (1914-17, 1919)
Ode to Death (1919)
Harry Patch (In Memory Of)
Arr. for voice and strings by Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez
A work for choir and chamber orchestra based on texts by WWI poets
Co-commission by Musica Viva NY and the New Orchestra of Washington marking the end of WWI.