Resource Packs

Behind the Lines

The pack includes...

ELGAR during the Great War
RAVEL during the Great War
HOLST during the Great War
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS during the Great War
IVOR GURNEY during the Great War
BUTTERWORTH & BLISS during the Great War
POPULAR SONGS from the First World War (song sheet)

For: Adults, Music Students, Musicologists

These resources explore the ‘Music and Composers of the First World War’, providing biographical information about key composers whose works were influenced by their war time experiences. The packs provide biographical context to the featured composers and an insightful musical analysis of some of their key war inspired compositions, followed by useful references and further research links. The resource pack also includes an informative song sheet of popular songs from the First World War, highlighting background information about each song and its genesis.

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