Chris Lawson writes about a remembrance of 1914-18 in words and music

'...she has composed music that fits the words and sentiments.' | Photo: David King / flickr CC.

And we are only justified in going on living
if our futures manifest at every point and at all times
a heroism equal to those killed in battle.

The above words are based on the thoughts of Corder Catchpool in 1919 which Emily Feldberg uses in the concluding section of her new composition Fragments: Voices from the First World War. Corder Catchpool, a Quaker, had spent the first part of the war in the Friends’ Ambulance Unit (FAU) in France, during which he was awarded the Mons Star for bravery, and the second part in prison in England for refusing to register for conscription.

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