An evening of words and music
New work (for antiphonal saxophones)
Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
(And I await the resurrection of the dead)
Messiaen’s 1964 work for wind orchestra was commissioned by André Malraux, the then Minister of Cultural Affairs under Charles de Gaulle, as a sacred work to commemorate the dead of the two World Wars. Destined to be performed in large spaces like churches, cathedrals and the open air – Et exspecto concludes an evening of drama, music and presentations in the University’s Great Hall - exploring the legacy of war as the 100th anniversary of the Armistice approaches. The evening, which also reflects on the University’s role during War times, begins with a new work by recent PhD composer Daniel Fardon, for two saxophones – taking inspiration from the infantry bugle call used to commemorate the dead – the Last Post.
Doors open at 6.30pm to view the accompanying exhibition.
All proceeds for ticket purchases will be donated to Fisher House UK and The Royal British Legion.
For more information on the event, please visit the University website.