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Grandfather Was a Soldier


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The sound of artillery in dreams. A few brown photographs.
A silence two generations old.
A poetry sequence for Remembrance by the Canadian writer MARILYN BOWERING. with music composed and conducted by David Dorward
Music performed by RODNEY MOUNT icor anglais)
(harpsichord) PHILIP SAWYER (harmonium)
Miles Baster (violin)
Peter Markham (violin) Michael Beeston (viola)
Christopher Gough (cello) Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland
(Susan Fleetwood is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Marilyn Bowering.
Conducted By: David Dorward
Reader: Susan Fleetwood
Unknown: David Baxt
Unknown: Michael MacKenzie
Unknown: John Shedden
Unknown: Rodney Mount
Unknown: Sean Harrold
Harpsichord: Leon Coates
Harpsichord: Philip Sawyer
Violin: Peter Markham
Viola: Michael Beeston
Cello: Christopher Gough
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Unknown: Susan Fleetwood

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Grandfather Was a Soldier

BBC Radio 3, 12 November 1983 21.00

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