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Musical Compositions by Emily Feldberg.


A RINGER'S HYMN

A new composition, with words by the composer and the Carhampton Bell-ringers.
Click HERE for more on the words and music.

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FRAGMENTS: VOICES FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR
A composition for SATB choir, orchestra and baritone solo

Following its hugely successful premičre at Minehead Avenue Methodist Church in November 2018, there will be a repeat performance of Fragments on Friday 8th November 2019, again featuring Baritone soloist Jamie Rock. Click HERE to find out more about Fragments. Click HERE for the 2019 rehearsal dates. Click HERE to contact Emily and join the 2019 Fragments choir.

The piece features English and German texts from a huge range of sources including a Devon farmer, a Ruhr miner, a German soldier, a woman munitions worker, a grieving mother, conscientious objectors' memoirs, the Somme army report, a humorous poem from the Wipers Times and verses found on a scrap of paper in a German train in 1918. The first performance, which took place at Minehead Methodist Church in Somerset on 10th November, was a sell-out and received a standing ovation.

Click HERE to read the review in the West Somerset Free Press.

Read about Fragments on the Exmoor Magazine's website HERE (With thanks to The Exmoor Magazine www.exmoormagazine.co.uk)

Read about fragments in the Friend - the Quaker weekly magazine - HERE. (With thanks to the Friend, www.thefriend.org).

See the Fragments Gallery for more pictures and videos.


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO SING?

If you are planning a concert and want to try something new, you are welcome to perform any or all of Fragments: Voices from the First World War.
All I ask is that you let me know when and where you will be performing. Please contact me.
You might find the following sections of the piece particularly useful:

AUGUST 1914 (6.5 minutes): (English & German) A genuine outpouring of patriotic fervour from both sides.
Read about this section, listen to it and view the vocal score online.

ABSCHIED (11 minutes, or 6 minutes without solo): (All in German: see pronunciation guidance HERE if needed!) Beautiful sweeping tunes and rich harmonies. The first half is set as a baritone solo, but could be sung by the whole bass section, or you could just start at Bar 100.
Read about this section, listen to it and view the vocal score online.

LAMENT (2 minutes): (German & English) Two minutes of dramatic contrast: challenging but worth it.
Read about this section, listen to it and view the vocal score online.

CANARY GIRLS (4.5 minutes): (All in English) A jaunty romp with a serious central section.
Read about this section, listen to it and view the vocal score online.

KUCHEN (5 minutes): (English & German) A village band feel with a heartbreaking interlude. 
Read about this section, listen to it and view the vocal score online.

THREE TOMMIES (4 minutes): (All in English) A cheerful setting of a limerick from The Wipers Times. (Localise your own final phrase!)
Read about this section, listen to it and view the vocal score online.

LEST WE FORGET (5 minutes): (English & German) A lyrical, reflective ending with an important message.
Read about this section, listen to it and view the vocal score online.


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