for TTBarBB and percussion
This is a powerful setting of a darkly vivid poem by Edwin Brock, which explores the theme of the futility of war. Scored for male voices, with jumpy rhythms and chromatic harmonies, the music is vigorous, exciting, and menacing.
Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King's Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music worldwide.