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Armistice Day: Music From the Trenches

A U.S. Army 37-mm gun crew fights during the World War I Meuse-Argonne Allied offensive in France in September 1918. AP file
59min : Armistice Day: Music from the Trenches

Listen as Lynne Warfel hosts this hourlong special commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I. Audiences will hear music from and about the historic period spanning WWI through the signing of the armistice from both sides of the Atlantic.


Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
City of London Sinfonia

Holst: Ode to Death
City of London Sinfonia; London Philharmonic Chorus

Butterworth: "The Lads in Their Hundreds" from A Shropshire Lad
Bryn Terfel, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano

Farrar: Heroic Elegy
Philharmonia Orchestra

Britten: "Let Us Sleep Now" from War Requiem
St. Cecilia Orchestra, Chorus and Children's Choir; Anna Netrebko, soprano; Ian Bostridge, tenor; Thomas Hampson, baritone

Traditional: "Flowers of the Forest"
Isla St. Clair, vocals