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Seeds of Peace: Passendale Suite 2

Seeds of Peace: Passendale Suite 2 (Vredesconcerten Passendale VP006)

Seeds of Peace: Passendale Suite 2
June Tabor, Coope Boyes & Simpson, Thomas Friz, Bram Vermeulen, Willem Vermandere, Patrick Riguelle, Koen De Cauter, Une Anche Passe, Vredesconcerten Quartet

Vredesconcerten Passendale VP006 (2 CD, Belgium, 2005)

First performed on the 24th August 2002 at Tyne Cot cemetery, Seeds of Peace (Children of the Great War) is a suite of songs and instrumental music specially created for the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Passchendaele Peace Concerts. Arranged and directed by Laurent Audemard of the French brass and wind ensemble Une Anche Passe, the suite commemorates Flanders as the battlefield of choice for warring Western European nations over the past 500 years. The music ranges from childrens' song of the 17th century to work by Jacques Brel and material specially commissioned for the peace concerts of today. Seeds of Peace offers a compelling evocation of the pain and futility of war, performed by a remarkable ensemble of 21 singers and musicians from across Europe.

The last performance of this was at Dranouter Festival in August 2004. While all the performers involved were in one place, the opportunity was taken to record the suite at VRT Radio studios in Brussels.

Musicians

June Tabor (England);
Coope Boyes & Simpson (England);
Thomas Friz (Germany);
Bram Vermeulen (The Netherlands);
Willem Vermandere (Belgium);
Patrick Riguelle (Belgium);
Koen De Cauter (Belgium);
Une Anche Passe (France):
    Laurent Audemard, clarinets, fife, oboe of the Languedoc;
    Henri Donnadieu, tenor saxophone;
    François Fava, soprano & alto saxophones;
    Denis Fourner, drums, percussion;
    Brigitte Mouchel, euphonium;
    Pierre Peyras, tuba;
    Katou Philibert, saxhorn tenor;
    Christophe Sation, guitars;
    and with Ollie Geris, bagpipes, vocal;
Vredesconcerten Quartet (Belgium):
    Wouter Vandenabeele, Stefaan Smagghe, violin;
    Caroline Steen, cello;
    Arne van Dongen, double bass

Tracks

CD 1

  1. Le Prince d'Orange (trad. 16c) / Malbrouck (S'en va-t-en guerre) (trad. 17c) (3.48)
    Patrick Riguelle, Une Anche Passe, Vredesconcerten Quartet
  2. Le Prisonnier de Holland (Auprès de ma Blonde) (trad. 18c, 1712) (4.16)
    tutti
  3. The Lowlands of Holland (trad. 17c) (4.08)
    June Tabor, Laurent Audemard, François Fava, Denis Fournier
  4. Shule Agra (trad. 17c) (3.31)
    June Tabor, Coope Boyes & Simpson
  5. Flanders (Jim Boyes) (3.23)
    Jim Boyes, Une Anche Passe, Vredesconcerten Quartet
  6. De Flamingant ne me traitez (B. Van Lent, W. Van de Velde) (4.00)
    Koen De Cauter, Vredesconcerten Quartet, François Fava
  7. Ik was erbij (Bram Vermeulen) (5.46)
    Bram Vermeulen, Christophe Sarion, Denis Fournier, Arne van Dongen, Coope Boyes & Simpson, June Tabor, Olle Geris
  8. The Rhyme of No Man's Land (Lester Simpson) (2.43)
    Coope Boyes & Simpson
  9. Brief an einen Soldaten (Thomas Friz / T. Kramer, 1943) (3.57)
    June Tabor, Thomas Friz, Vredesconcerten Quartet, Christophe Sarion, François Fava
  10. De Vluchteling (Willem Vermandere) (3.03)
    Willem Vermandere, Une Anche Passe, Arne van Dongen
  11. La Chanson de Craonne (A. Sablon / anon., 1915-17) (3.43)
    Patrick Riguelle, Une Anche Passe, Vredesconcerten Quartet
  12. Happed in Mist / The Flo'ers o' the Forest (Michael Marra / trad. 16c) (4.14)
    June Tabor / June Tabor, Coope Boyes & Simpson
  13. The Bloody Fields of Flanders (pipe major J. McLellan, 1917, arr. Henri Donnadieu) (4.19)
    Lester Simpson, Olle Geris, Une Anche Passe, Vredesconcerten Quartet
  14. Mendinghem (Lester Simpson) / Klagelied des schottischen Schäfers (anon., 1917) (1.24)
    Lester Simpson, Thomas Friz
  15. Cimetière allemand - Duits kerkhof (Willem Vermandere) (5.35)
    Willem Vermandere, Laurent Audemard, Henri Donnadieu, François Fava, Vredesconcerten Quartet
  16. Down Upon the Dugout Floor (Jim Boyes) (4.16)
    Coope Boyes & Simpson

CD 2

  1. Dozinghem (Lester Simpson, arr. Laurent Audemard) (5.04)
    Lester Simpson, Olle Geris, Une Anche Passe
  2. Jaurès (Jacques Brel) (3.35)
    Patrick Riguelle, Vredesconcerten Quartet, Denis Fournier
  3. Johnnie (Bram Vermeulen) (5.36)
    Bram Vermeulen, tutti
  4. Le Chant des Partisans (A. Marly / J. Kessel, M.Druon, 1943) / Standing in Line (Lester Simpson) (5.10)
    Vredesconcerten Quartet / June Tabor, Une Anche Passe, Vredesconcerten Quartet, Coope Boyes & Simpson
  5. Le Chant des Partisans (A. Marly / J. Kessel, M.Druon, 1943) / Mein Michel (E. Schmeckenbecher - T. Friz / trad. 1920) (4.02)
    Une Anche Passe / Thomas Friz, Une Anche Passe, Vredesconcerten Quartet, Coope Boyes & Simpson
  6. Vladslo (Willem Vermandere) (3.57)
    Willem Vermandere, Vredesconcerten Quartet, François Fava, Henri Donnadieu
  7. Mai 40 (Jacques Brel, arr. F. Rauber) (3.16)
    Patrick Riguelle, Une Anche Passe, Vredesconcerten Quartet
  8. Le Chant des Partisans (A. Marly / J. Kessel, M.Druon, 1943) / Eigen God eerst (Willem Vermandere) (3.16)
    Olle Geris, Coope Boyes & Simpson, June Tabor / Willem Vermandere
  9. No Man's Land (The Green Fields of France) (Eric Bogle) (7.21)
    June Tabor, Une Anche Passe, Vredesconcerten Quartet
  10. Mourir pour des idées (George Brassens) (5.24)
    Koen De Cauter, Une Anche Passe, Vredesconcerten Quartet
  11. Der Graben (Hanns Eissler, Kurt Tucholsky, 1928-59) (3.18)
    Thomas Friz, Une Anche Passe
  12. Der Dornenwald vor Olyka (Thomas Friz / T. Kramer) (2.43)
    Thomas Friz, Une Anche Passe, Vredesconcerten Quartet
  13. Tyne Cot at Night / I Want to Go Home (Jim Boyes / trad. 1914-18) (4.21)
    Coope Boyes & Simpson
  14. La Guerre (Denis Fournier, Arne van Dongen) (0.49)
    Denis Fournier, Arne van Dongen
  15. De Helden (Bram Vermeulen) / Oorlog aan den oorlog (6.16)
    Bram Vermeulen / tutti

Acknowledgements

The blurb is from June Tabor's website