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Remembrance Day Concert at RWCMD

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama showcases two works by newer composers as part of its Remembrance Day Concert.

Dr Robert Childs and Royal Welsh College Brass Band begin the program with former RWCMD student Christopher Bond’s ‘Lest We Forget’. It is a work that combines the rich acoustic brass band sound with pre-recorded extracts from former UK Prime Minister Herbert Asquith’s 1914 announcement of the First World War.


The Royal Welsh can be found at Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER

Dan Price’s ‘Peacemakers’ will close the concert. The piece evokes remembrance with bugle sounds and a morse code-inspired rhythmic section. Price, explaining how the composition’s commission came about, said, “The work was commissioned by Bob Childs for Grimethorpe’s 2014 program as all of the pieces were linked to the anniversary of the two World Wars.”

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