from ‘King & Country’
For your King and your Country, both needs you so’ says the lyric of the popular British First World War recruiting song. As we now know, the reality of life in the trenches was wholly different from the razzmatazz of the recruitment campaign.
This is one of the three different selections of songs featured in Bramwell and Brand’s musical ‘King & Country’ which received its premiere performance in Brighton, England in 2014. The show dramatically portrays what it was like for the men who fought in WW1… what was it like for those who came back blinded or shellshocked… and for the families of those who did not return. This arrangement features ‘They Fought for King & Country’ and the poignant ‘Let us Celebrate Those who Live and Die’. The audio demonstration excerpt includes names from the impressive WW1 Commemoration panel in the Brighton Unitarian Church, but performances can use names from local memorials as a moving commemoration of war.
Piano rehearsal track