Music for a Holy Place: Beaumont-Hamel
Sheet Music composed by Gary Johnston
Written as a commemorative piece for the centenary of the battle of Beaumont-Hamel, July 1, 1916. Of the nearly 800 men who took part in the Allied offensive only 68 were to answer roll call the following day. Opening with the toll of bells this solo piano piece has a simple, yet haunting, Celtic-inspired melody played over a military drum-like drone.
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About the composer
A native of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, Gary is a prolific composer and arranger of works for piano, choir and large and small instrumental ensembles. His music has been performed around the globe and has been featured in the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations’ “Canada Music Week.” He and his wife, bassist Denise Lear, have been performing together since 1995 and have released a CD of Gary’s music entitled “In A Heartbeat.”
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