There is to be no applause until after the final closing Prayer at the very end of this Memorial Concert.
1. CRADLE DAYS. . . . subtitled "A tribute to Mrs Everest".
A musical portrayal of Blenheim Palace, where Churchill was born, and of an awakening child taken into the care of his nanny, Mrs Everest, to whom Churchill remained devoted all her life. The music ends with a lullaby and the child falling asleep.
2. NURSERY DAYS. . . . at Little Lodge Dublin. (January 1877 - February 1880)
A portrayal in music of the boy Churchill, playing with his toy soldiers and dreaming of the day when he would be a great General like his ancestor.
3. SAD DAYS AT ST GEORGE'S SCHOOL.
A short piece portraying his hatred of this preparatory school and the unhappy times he spent there.
(He was sent there in 1882 just before his eighth birthday - he left in the summer of 1884)
(He commenced at the school in April 1888 and left in 1893)
A re-harmonised and choral arrangement of the Harrow.
The boys in school uniform from Harrow, with the Orchestra, and the Organist and Choir of St. Paul's to perform the Harrow School Song.
5. PEERING AT LIFE AROUND A CORNER.
A short piece depicting his mood during his convalescence after a youthful accident. "For a year I peered at life around a corner". My Early Life by WSC page 33.
6. THE CHURCHILL MARCH. (He went to Sandhurst on the lst September 1893)
An ORCHESTRAL MARCH (not a Military March) commemorating his cadetship at Sandhurst College.
The Director of Music and musicians of the British Army joins the orchestra and he conducts "Churchill March".
7. THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE. subtitled "Men and Mountains". (September 1897)
The music portrays the punitive expedition awakening to Reveille on the North West Frontier.
8. THE BATTLE OF OMDURMAN. (September 1898)
Cavalry charge and the young Churchill's grief at the plight of the injured.
9. THE ARMOURED TRAIN.
(December 1899) Incident in the South African Boer War.
This piece has never been performed and is not included on the CDs and Tape Cassettes. (10.17 minute movement).
10. THE BLENHEIM ROMANCE.
(August 1908) Winston proposes to Clementine Hozier in the classical pavilion by the lakeside in Blenheim Park.
11. SEASCAPE. subtitled . . The Lord of the Admiralty at the Spithead Review.(1911).
The Director of Music, Royal Marines and his musicians join the orchestra (with bosuns' mates to pipe aboard) and he conducts the movement, "SEASCAPE".
12.THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
13. Spring Dawn.
14. Summer"s Day.
15. Autumn Mists.
16. Winter's Night.
THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
(September 3rd 1939 to VE & VJ Day 1945.)
17. In Defeat Defiance
The Director of Music, R.A.F, and his musicians joins the orchestra and conducts "IN DEFEAT DEFIANCE".
18. In War Resolution
19. In Victory, Magnanimity
20. In Peace Goodwill *
* After the last fanfares have sounded from high in the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral, the congregation will stand in silence in memory of all those who died, and especially in memory of the victims of the Holocaust and the Atomic Bombs. Then a bell will toll and the congregation will remain standing for the funeral march and until the end of the work.
There is to be no applause until after the Prayer of THANKSGIVING at the end.
As the Public leave, a Collection for the CHURCHILL MEMORIAL FUND.
The Cathedral to be lit with candles - each candle to represent so many who lost their lives in the wars of this century. Children to lead a candle lit procession
From the end of the concert to midnight there be a war time blackout to let children see just how dark the blackout was. There should be an Air Raid sirens. Old wartime search lights should then scan the sky and catch the Cathedral's Cross and bombers drone overhead. The City of London should have 'explosions' and buildings appear to have been bombed by setting them 'ablaze' by means of copious smoke and son-et-luminaire. Upon the stroke of mid-night the All Clear should sound and then after a short pause, all the City of London Church Bells should ring joyously and a there be a great Fire Work display.
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