The Flowers of the Great War Collection - Melbourne Concert & Launch

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Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

31 Sturt Street

Southbank, VIC 3006

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Join us on 15 November 2019 in Melbourne to celebrate the launch of this significant collection.

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The Flowers of the Great War Collection

This culturally significant free gift to the nation has captured the music and songs from the trenches of WWI alongside two major contemporary works, the Gallipoli Symphony and the Diggers’ Requiem written by Australia's leading composers.

The collection comprises over 20 hours of recordings, plus the complete sheet music, videos and program notes. The collection also includes the complete recordings of F.S. Kelly, Australia's greatest cultural loss of WWI, who died on November 13, 1916, in the Somme. F.S Kelly's complete orchestral works were recorded by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, who are co-hosting this reception with the Flowers of War and the Marshall Hall Trust.

The event will commemorate the ground breaking work done by Richard Divall and other Melbourne musicians and musicologists on the work on FS Kelly.

Join Christopher Latham, Director of the Flowers of War, together with the Honorary Consuls of the nations which supported the project, plus composers, artists, dignitaries and representatives from Victoria’s cultural institutions to mark this release which measures and demonstrates the cultural cost of war. The majority of the collection is out of copyright and can be used freely without restriction.

The launch will also include a special preview concert of Septimus Kelly’s newly recorded music with readings from his personal diaries by Carrillo Gantner.

We look forward to enjoying the pleasure of your company.

Further information on this project can be found via The Flowers of the Great War Collection

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Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

31 Sturt Street

Southbank, VIC 3006

Australia

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