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The Churchill Society
London.

Never give in. Never give in.
Never, never, never, never - in nothing great or small,
large or petty -
never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

Winston Churchill

Harrow 1941.

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THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCHILL MUSIC

subtitled

"A Legend in Music

of the

Life and Times of Sir Winston"

The idea for the composition of The Churchill Music came to the composer whilst queuing to pay his respects at Sir Winston's Lying-In-State in Westminster Hall in 1965.

The composer had for a number of years previously been searching for a suitable subject to set to music. Passing Sir Winston's Catafalque he suddenly realised that in the life and times of Sir Winston there was an incredible wealth of events, experiences and emotions that could be portrayed musically.

He resolved there and then to set about composing a large orchestral and choral work and have the composition completed in time for Churchill's Centenary Birthday - Saturday night, 20th November 1974, 9 years hence.

From that moment, with a great sense of relief at having found the right subject, he set to work. The work would be in honour of Churchill and a tribute to those who suffered and died in the wars of this century. It would be a non-commercial venture, with a protective covenant against its commercial misuse.

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Norman Harvey Rutherlyn. Composer.The 1996 Christmas Lecture

By the Founder of The Churchill Society and the composer of THE CHURCHILL MUSIC Norman Harvey Rutherlyn.

The Battle for REAL Music.
"What relevance does a Music Department have to the Society?....................."

"............. 'music' is remorselessly played, down telephones, in lifts, airports and departmental stores, in the dentist's surgery, and often mindlessly drenched over every item on TV. It is all pervasive, inescapable 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; so much so that we no longer listen we just 'hear' it subconsciously......................"

 

 

...................Ladybird.

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TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CHURCHILL SOCIETY.

To purchase an 80 minute CD of
Churchill's War Time Speeches
(one is given free to new members)

 

To purchase a Bust of Churchill.

Churchill Bust

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(All the profits go towards the society's educational work).

To purchase the Double CD (or Tape Cassette)
of
Rutherlyn's

THE CHURCHILL MUSIC.



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