And I Always Thought

Martin Bresnick

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Mixed Ensemble
Instrumentation: Clarinet in A, Violin, Piano
Item Number: MXE71
Number of Pages: 24 + 8 +8
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


Quick Overview

The day that Australian and New Zealand forces joined the Allies for an invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula of Turkey in World War I, with disastrous consequences, is celebrated in Australia as Anzac Day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). To honor this special day, Bresnick takes inspiration from two selected poems by Bertolt Brecht (And I Always Thought and Legend of the Unknown Soldier Beneath the Triumphal Arch). "Commissioned to commemorate Australia's Anzac Day, similar to Memorial Day, and inspired by two Brecht poems

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