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Alon, Aaron: Dulce Et Decorum Est 

 

 

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    As one of the most powerful anti-war poems in the English language, Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce Et Decorum Est” reminds us of what is truly at stake in war, of the horrors that are hidden in the daily statistics.  The text challenges the call to arms from Horace’s Odes, which is quoted in Latin as the last two lines of the text: “It is sweet and right to die for your country.”  A slow opening, depicting the soldiers’ weary return to their campsite, gives way to a sudden, rhythmically charged section as the speaker is launched into a flashback of a WWI gas explosion.  Quotations of the rally tune “Battle Cry of Freedom” appear with increasing clarity in the piece.  Dulce Et Decorum Est was supported by a grant from the Mu Phi Epsilon foundation. It is also available in a version for baritone and piano.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
20
Musicians 1st player 2nd player
Flute
1
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians
Bariton(s)
1
Musicians 1st player 2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1
Double Bass
2