Rossi, Laura: Voices of Remembrance, with readings by Vanessa Redgrave and Ralph Fiennes

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Voices of Remembrance, with readings by Vanessa Redgrave and Ralph Fiennes

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Voices of Remembrance is an orchestral/choral work inspired by 10 of the most famous poems of WWI, featuring moving, expressive readings by Vanessa Redgrave & Ralph Fiennes. During her research for the score for The Battle of the Somme for the Imperial War Museum, Laura discovered that her Great Uncle Fred (pictured on the cover of the album) was a stretcher-bearer attached to the 29th Division during July 1916, who featured in the film.

Drawing on these experiences and extensive research on WWI, Laura has created a richly evocative work that combines stunningly beautiful music with these historically important poems.

About the composer
Laura Rossi has written extensively for film and television, including scores for Paul Andrew Williams' critically acclaimed features, London to Brighton and Song for Marion. She has also scored many silent films including the British Film Institute’s Silent Shakespeare and the famous IWM 1916 film The Battle of the Somme. Her music has been recorded and performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Musici Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra and performed at the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Laura is also lecturer for film music at the London Film Academy.

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Critical Acclaim for Laura’s Music

'Brilliantly effective' - The Times
‘A terrific composer’ - Classic FM
'Extremely accomplished music' - The Independent
'Stunningly beautiful, an amazing achievement' - 5 Alarm Music


Contents and Reviews


1) Break of Day in the Trenches - by Isacc Rosenberg, read by Vanessa Redgrave 2) Break of Day in the Trenches (orchestral) 3) The Soldier - poem by Rupert Brooke (orchestral/choral) 4) Into Battle - by Julian Grenfell, read by Ralph Feinnes 5) Into Battle (orchestral) 6) Before Action - by William Noel Hodgson, ready by Vanessa Redgrave 7) Before Action (orchestral) 8) A Lark above the Trenches - poem by John William Streets (orchestral/choral) 9) Dulce et Decorum Est - by Wilfred Owen, ready by Vanessa Redgrave 10) Dulce et Decorum Est (orchestral/choral) 11) Anthem for Doomed Youth - by Wilfred Owen, read by Vanessa Redgrave 12) Anthem for Doomed Youth (orchestral) 13) In Memoriam - by Ewart Alan Mackintosh, read by Ralph Feinnes 14) In Memoriam (orchestral) 15) In Flanders Fields - by John McCrae, read by Vanessa Redgrave 16) In Flanders Fields (orchestral) 17) For the Fallen - poem by Laurence Binyon (orchestral/choral)