PDF score of In Flanders Fields
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In Flanders Fields sets Lt. Col John McCrae’s famous poem about loss on the battlefields in Belgium and France during World War I. This piece started life as an assignment to write a piece from a melody from my first composition teacher, Dave Averre. It was first a piano piece about autumn, which was then requested to be expanded into a choral work. One of the first choral works I performed was a setting of this poem back in 7th grade, a formative experience that I used to create another. Even with my limited understanding of text setting, this piece won first place in the 11th-grade division of the Washington State Music Teachers Association composition contest and helped ignite my passion for writing vocal and choral music.
SATB Choir & Piano
In Flanders Fields
Lt. Col. John McCrae