New Recording of `Fields of Remembrance'

Fields of RemembrancePolyphonic have just released a new recording of Nigel’s `Fields of Remembrance’  performed by The Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra under the baton of Mark Heron. Other composers featured on the disc are: Peter Meechan, Martin Ellerby, Kit Turnbull and Rob Wiffen, the disc is entitled `Scenes From Childhood’ (QPRM 155D). `Fields of Remembrance’ was originally written for the Band of the Grenadier Guards. The premiere was given in a private performance to the patron of the Colonel’s fund, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT. The Colonel’s Fund was created at the end of 2007 to help the families of those killed and wounded in action by promptly responding to problems of bereavement and hardship and to supplement existing charitable funds. In their recent tour of duty in Afghanistan the Grenadier Guards suffered 5 fatalities, with 32 guardsmen seriously injured. `Fields of Remembrance´ was written for the band’s tour of England (August 2008) to raise money for the Colonel’s fund.

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