Forgotten ChildrenBrass 4tet/5tet/Ensemble
Forgotten Children is a short work for brass and CD accompaniment. This set gives the performer the option to perform it as a 4tet, 5tet or a 10tet (with optional percussion).
Whilst conceiving the piece, the subject of the war in Syria dominated news headlines, specifically the refusal by Western nations to intervene. There were, of course, political reasons at the heart of the decision, complicated by a situation that no one understood in a country no one understands. The harrowing images of chemical weapons being used on children was seemingly not enough to persuade the West that their help was needed, but those silent voices fell on even deafer ears. They were, and still are, the Forgotten Children.
Please download the electronic accompaniment below.
|Measure numbers||Backing track with metronome||Performance backing track|
|Start – End|
|m5 – m23|
|m15 – m23|
|m21 – end|
|m33 – end|
|m40 – end|
|m50 – end|
|m54 – end|
|m59 – end|
|m65 – end|