St Bride's: Music - Wind & Words of World War I:<br />Chris Hooker – clarinet, Dimitri Kennaway – piano,<br />Valerie Fry – poetry

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Wind & Words of World War I:
Chris Hooker – clarinet, Dimitri Kennaway – piano,
Valerie Fry – poetry

Friday, 8 November at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Wind & Words of World War I:<br />Chris Hooker – clarinet, Dimitri Kennaway – piano,<br />Valerie Fry – poetry

"Keep the home fires burning"

Jessie Pope
Who's for the game?

Paul Rubens
Your King and Country want you

Rupert Brooke
The busy heart

George Henry Powell
Pack up your troubles

Evelyn Underhill
Non-combatants

Nat Ayer
If you were the only girl in the world

A E Houseman
Is my team ploughing?

Harold Orlob
I wonder who's kissing her now (excerpt)

Guillaume Apollinaire
L'adieu du cavalier

Lew Bown
Au Revoir, but not Goodbye

Siegried Sassoon
Dreamers

Jack Judge
It's a long way to Tipperary

Mike Harding
Christmas 1914

Jerome Kern
They didn't believe me

John McCrae
In Flanders Fields

trad. Bugle call - The Last Post (excerpt)

Wilfred Owen
Anthem for doomed youth

trad. Bugle call - Taps (excerpt)

Leslie Coulson
The rainbow

trad. Bugle call - Sunset (excerpt)

Rudyard Kipling
Gethsemane

Haydn Wood
Roses of Picardy

Woodbine Willie
The spirit

trad. - Mademoiselle from Armentières

Isaac Rosenberg
Break of day in the trenches

Irving Berlin
Oh how I hate to get up in the morning

Valerie Fry
For the record

Mills, Godfrey, Scott
Take me back to dear old Blighty

G K Chesterton
Elegy in a country churchyard

J P Long and M Scott
Oh! It's a lovely war

Philip Gibbs
The Armistice

Ivor Novello
Keep the home fires burning

Wind and Words is a recital of clarinet and poetry with Chris Hooker and Valerie Fry. Today's programme 'Keep the home fires burning' is based on the First World War which provides the link between the music and the words. It combines tunes of the period with poems of the time, weaving them into one continuous performance.
Other programmes include 'Come fly with me' and 'Arrivederci Roma' on the topic of travel, 'Let there be Love' on the theme of romance, 'Singing in the Rain' about weather, and ''Twas the night before Christmas', in celebration of the festive season.
Enquiries to valerie@windandwords.com (07960 794737)  www.windandwords.com

As a poet, Valerie Fry has given readings with the poetry group Sound Crew across the country. Originally a Drama and English teacher, she now combines her interest in writing with performance. Her play, A Game of Two Halves won BBC Radio Five Live's playwriting competition in 2006. In 2013, and again in 2015, she was commended in the Hippocrates Poetry Prize and has been a prize winner in other national competitions.

Chris Hooker's career has been in Music Education both as a teacher and a manager. Now he devotes his time to playing, composing, arranging and conducting. He is the leader of River City Saxes, a saxophone quartet in which he plays soprano sax and is a member of the Barnes Concert Band and an occasional player with the Thames TV and Fulham Big Bands. He also plays saxophone and clarinet in 'Saxswing', a programme of music of the 1920's to the 1950's. www.rivercitysaxes.com

Dimitri Kennaway studied at the Royal College of Music from 1977 to 1980 and gave his Wigmore Hall debut in 1986, and subsequently performed at The Purcell Room, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Fairfield Hall. Recently, composition for the commercial sector has been an extensive part of his musical activities in addition to teaching private pupils.  www.kennawaymusic.com

'Keep the home fires burning' with Wind and Words is a recital of clarinet and poetry with Chris Hooker and Valerie Fry. Accompanied by Dimitri Kennaway, it combines tunes of the period with poetry, weaving them into one continuous performance. Much of the programme consists of poems written by poets who served in The Great War, including Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, John McCrae, Wilffred Owen, and Isaac Rosenberg. The music, made famous at the time, features a range of composers including Ivor Novello, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin.