Anthem For Doomed Youth

great war cover Choir (SATB) and Orchestra

Instrumental parts - Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets in Bb, Bassoons, Contrabass, Horns in F, Trumpets in Bb, Trombone, Snare Drum, Timpani, strings.
A setting of the poem by Wilfred Owen (1893-1918).
The redrafting of this poem with the help and encouragement of Siegfried Sassoon,
whom Owen met while convalescing in Edinburgh’s Craiglockhart Hospital in August 1917, marked a turning point in Owen’s life as a poet.
A remarkable writing period was just beginning.

In sonnet form, ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH is an elegy, a lament for the dead,
a judgement on Owen’s experience of war rather than an account of the experience itself.
Doomed youth is right. These were young men, some very young.

Running time - 7 mins.

Price £12 including P&P


PDF version. Price £9


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