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Music of World War I and II

Roads Beside the Sea, The (Brandon)

By Horace Keats

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Baritone and piano, c.2'30

  • Grade: 7
  • Genre: Neo classical
  • Date: 1941
  • Tempo: Marked Andante, a nostalgic song of wartime (WWII)  parting

Words by Herbert J. Brandon. 

Recorded by Gavin Lockley and Clemens Leske on A Poet's Composer (Wirr 040)  (sample here) and Echo (ABC Classics) both CDs available online

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ISMN M720007106

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Ship's Company

By Brennan Keats

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A concise history of the Royal Australian Navy during World War I and many of the untold stores.

It includes a CD of works by Horace Keats, poignant songs of the time sung by Peter Dawson (baritone) with Horace Keats (piano); Jane Parkin (soprano), Gavin Lockley (baritone) with Clemens Leske (piano); Emma Knott (flute) with David Miller (piano).

ISBN 9781876829353

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Symphony No. 3 - The Year 1942

By Paul Paviour

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The Year 1942, c.25'00
The music of this work does not mirror any particular event of that period, more the emotions and thoughts, sadness and relief of the people involved in that year, arguably, the most decisive year in history of mankind. It is to a certain extent autobiographical, from the distant memories of a very small boy growing up.  Composed 1987 rev. 2015
A4 Review score available keats@wirripang.com.au


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ISMN 9790720159362

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That Bloody Game

By Michael Halliwell, David Miller

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Australian World War I Songs performed by baritone Michael Halliwell and pianist David Miller.  The songs in this collection respond to the changing circumstances of the war. From recruitment in Australia, songs written for the precise purpose of getting men to join up, sometimes shaming them into doing so! For Australia, Gallipoli was the first 'big event' of the war, and then to the Dardanelles, and to France; to the home front and how the war affected civilians and celebrating the return of the forces. The songs also reflect the more serious side to which classical composers of the time responded to the war so creating many outstanding songs that can be heard on this recording. 
The CD booklet portrays many of the original covers from the songs' scores.
Wirr 069

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1.  Wake up! Australia (Alfred Mansfield)

2.  For auld Lang Syne! Australia will be there ('Skipper' W. W. Francis)
3.  Backblocks Bill (George R. Hyam)
4.  Good-bye, my sweet Australian Lassie (G.W. Walker)
5.  Gallipoli (Lieut. A. Wheatley-Healy/J. E. Dodd)
6.  The Heroes of the Dardanelles (Reginald A. A. Stoneham)
7.  The Anzac soldier (C. Stevens)
8.  He died at the Dardanelles (Daisy Andrews/Jack Briton)
9.  Over the top with the best of luck (May Lawrence/Charles Logan)
10.  The Attack (on Zeebrugge) (Reginald A. A Stoneham)
11.  Sing us a song of Australia (Charles Ridgway)
12 . He was only a private, that's all (W. Evelyn Dell/Frederick E. Gladdish)
13.  Lonely (Anon/Felix Le Roy)
14.  What do you think of the Kaiser? Boo! Hoo! Hoo! (Charles Vaude)
15.  Why can't each nation be at peace? (George Daniels/Felix Le Roy)
16.  The Anzac's Bride (W.W. Barnes)
17.  Back Home (Reginald A. A Stoneham)
18.  Don't sing a song about the war to me (Charles Vaude)
19.  I gave my best for my country (Tom E. Leonard)
20.  Australia's hymn for her dead (E.S. Emerson/Thomas G. Rabbets)
21.  And the Band played Waltzing Matilda (Eric Bogle/arr. Calvin Bowman) 

They are not dead (Brunton Gibb)

By Horace Keats

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Baritone voice and piano, c.4'15

  • Grade: 8
  • Genre: Neo Classical
  • Date: 1942
  • Tempo: Moderato

Words J. Brunton Gibb


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ISMN 9790720231716

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Twenty-Fifth of the Fourth, The, Op.116

By Paul Paviour

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March for Concert Band. 
Brass band wind instruments performance for Anzac Day.
  

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ISMN 9790720078502
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Two Songs for ANZAC Centenary

By John Wayne Dixon

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Soprano and piano. 
  • 1918, c.2'30
  • 1945, c.2'30
Words by Sylvia Rice.  Composed 2014

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ISMN 979020151427
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With Open Arms

By Houston Dunleavy

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Solo piano, c.7'30
A tribute to a very special serviceman after the liberation of the German concentration camp at Buchenwald in 1945. 

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ISMN 9790720101347

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