Monthly Archives: June 2014

‘Thy battle’s fought’—Interview with Pamela Traynor, librettist—Part 2

Finding Reginald James Godfrey (This post was also published at An Australian War Requiem website.) In one of the letters Christopher and I read at the Australian War Memorial, written by Asdruebal James Keast to his mother during the War, … Continue reading

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Treasured letters: an interview with Pamela Traynor, librettist—part 1

The libretto for An Australian War Requiem features quotes from letters between soldiers at the front and mothers at home in Australia. It also includes excerpts from poems, and from the sacred hymn of Mary, the Stabat Mater. The libretto … Continue reading

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The board is set…

(This post also appears on the AWR website.) As we work through our rehearsals for An Australian War Requiem, it’s not surprising that our thoughts turn to members of our own families who went off to war to ‘do their … Continue reading

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