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Saint Marylebone Parish Church

17 Marylebone Road

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Sarah Gabriel, soprano

Gavin Roberts, piano

In 1917, St Marylebone was celebrating its 100th birthday, and the world was in the middle of one of the bloodiest world wars in history. This concert explores the tumult and tempest, escapism and reprieve of classical song and musical theatre from the year 1917, with music by composers from all over the world.

Rosemary (‘That’s for remembrance’). Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Les soirs illumines par l’ardeur du charbon (piano solo), Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Noel des enfants qui n’ont plus des maisons, Claude Debussy


Song of the Volga Boatmen (piano solo), Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Son (‘Dream’) op 38 no 5 (text: Fyodor Teternikov), Serge Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

For your country and my country, Irving Berlin (1888-1989)

Tom sails away no 3 from Three Songs of the War (text: Charles Ives), Charles Ives (1874-1954)

Keep the home fires burning (text: Lena Gilbert Ford), vor Novello (1893-1951)

Lights out (text: Edward Thomas), Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)

No 2 from In einer nacht (piano solo), Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

Der Tag ist vergangen op 12 no 1 (text: Paul Rosegger), Anton von Webern (1883-1945)

Schlechtes Wetter (‘Terrible weather’) op 69 no 5 (text: Heinrich Heine ), Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

‘Adieu la vie’ (La Chanson de Craonne), Traditional French (1917)

Bleuet (‘Cornflower’) (text: Guillaume Apollinaire), Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Morire? (‘To die?’) (text: Giuseppe Adami), Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

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