The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has been collaborating with leading young British composer James Olsen to commemorate the D Day 75th anniversary through an inter-generational project, D-Day 75: A Musical Documentary, which will bring together World War II veterans, school children and amateur and professional musicians. Through this project, different generations will collaborate on a new piece of music, which will have its first performance at Southsea Common on Friday 7 June 2019.
The children’s ideas were combined with James’ own compositional material and other primary sources from D-Day to form a ‘musical documentary’ for a large concert band style orchestra (made up of winds, brass, percussion and double basses), massed school choir and narrator. The new piece, entitled The Key Note of Everything to be SIMPLICITY (a phrase from General Montgomery’s one-page sketch for D-Day) had its premiere at Southsea Common on Friday 7 June 2019 .
Meon Junior school choir children took a proud part in this performance!
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