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Reflections on Gallipoli: The Lark Ascending

The Lark Ascending was sketched just before Vaughan Williams left for active service in the First World War. (By some accounts, he composed the piece as he watched troops embark for France.) The experience of serving seems only to have heightened … Continue reading

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Guest stars: Reflections on Gallipoli

‘You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as … Continue reading

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