Eternal Voices

Eternal Voices

A live recording by the Band of HM Royal Marines Commando Training Centre under the direction of the Principal Director of Music Lt Col Nick Grace, and the Exeter Festival Chorus directed by Nigel Perrin. Narrator: Sir Trevor McDonald OBE.
The central work, commissioned by the Royal Marines Band Service with funds from the RM Charitable Trust Fund, is Eternal Voices with music by Adam Gorb and words by Ben Kaye, written for mezzo soprano solo, boy treble, chorus and wind ensemble. New bulletins are interposed by Sir Trevor McDonald giving the piece a sharp immediacy. The narrative follows a Royal Marine who loses his life in the Afghanistan conflict, his grieving wife, sung by Alison Kettlewell, and his young son, sung by Guy Fenton, whose diminutive size and sweet treble are a brave foil for the Band and the rattle of war. Adam Gorb interweaves the Band's bold brass, woodwind and percussion with the spine-tingling capella singing of the chorus. The tracks on this CD are:
1. Mars - Holst
2. Lux Eterna (a choral setting of Nimrod, from 'The Enigma Variations') - Elgar arr John Cameron
3. Totus Tuus (Op. 60) - Gorecki
4. Eternal Voices - Adam Gorb/Ben Kaye
5. Hymn to the Fallen - Williams arr Lavender
6. Eternal Father - Dykes
7. Sunset - arr Green
8. Speech by the Commandant General Royal Marines, Maj Gen Buster Howes OBE

All profits from this recording will be donated to the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (www.rmctf.org.uk)
Total playing time 72 mins

£12- incl p&p worldwide