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Soldier 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 Rupert Brooke (1887-1915).

The Soldier is a sonnet in which Brooke glorifies England during the First World War.
He speaks in the guise of an English soldier as he is leaving home to go to war.
The poem represents the patriotic ideals that characterized pre-war England.
It portrays death for one’s country as a noble end and England as the noblest country for which to die.

Running time - 5 mins.

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