WW1 Commemorative CD

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Radio Times has created this CD that features a collection of poetry and music of remembrance. Among the highlights are readings of works by the great war poets including Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke and Lawrence Binyon by Sir John Gielgud and Sir Derek Jacobi, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis performing works by composers including Sir Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst and Benjamin Britten. Full 

Full track listing:

1 Military Medley (arr. Laurence Cottle)

2 Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 (Edward Elgar) BBC Symphony Orchestra /Lines from For the Fallen (Lawrence Binyon)/ On the Idle Hill of Summer (AE Housman)

3 In Time of “The Breaking of Nations” (Thomas Hardy)

4 Salut d’amour (Edward Elgar) BBC Symphony Orchestra

5 The Autumn of the World (Herbert Read)

6 Mars, the Bringer of War (from The Planets ) (Gustav Holst) BBC Symphony Orchestra / Attack (Siegfried Sassoon)/ The General (Sassoon)/ The Dead (III) (from 1914 ) (Rupert Booke)

7 For the Fallen (Lawrence Binyon)

8 Summer Night on the River (Frederick Delius) BBC Symphony Orchestra

9 In Memoriam (Easter 1915) (Edward Thomas)

10 Dawn (from Peter Grimes ) (Benjamin Britten) BBC Symphony Orchestra

11 The Dead  (IV) (from 1914 ) (Rupert Brooke)

12 Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma Variations) — Nimrod (Edward Elgar) BBC Symphony Orchestra

13 Returning, We Hear the Larks (Isaac Rosenberg)

14 Venus, the Bringer of Peace (from The Planets ) (Gustav Holst) BBC Symphony Orchestra

15 Everyone Sang (Siegfried Sassoon)

16 Chanson de matin (Edward Elgar) BBC Symphony Orchestra

17 On the Dead in Gallipoli (John Masefield)

18 Elegy (Edward Elgar) BBC Symphony Orchestra / Before Action (WN Hodgson)/ The Soldier (V) (from 1914 ) (Rupert Brooke)

19 Futility (Wilfred Owen)

20 In Flanders Fields (John McRae)

21 Chanson de nuit (Edward Elgar) BBC Symphony Orchestra

22 Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (Edward Elgar) BBC Symphony Orchestra

23 Cavalcade Epilogue (Medley) (arr. Noël Coward)