A sur­pris­ing find in a box of old band mu­sic

Napier Courier - - Front Page -

A re­cent search through an old box of mu­sic in the Napier Tech­ni­cal Me­mo­rial Band’s li­brary, un­ex­pect­edly turned up a rare piece of Armistice mu­sic.

Bari­tone player Hawaiki­rangi Pit­man and li­brar­ian Anne Scol­lay have found Le Pere La Vic­toire ,a march for mil­i­tary bands ded­i­cated to Ge­orge Cle­menceau, who be­came Prime Min­is­ter of France in 1917, and a sig­nif­i­cant fig­ure in reach­ing a peace­ful con­clu­sion to the Great War.

Trans­lated as Fa­ther of the Vic­tory, this mu­sic would have been played in Paris at the con­clu­sion of World War I and at Ver­sailles where the Prime Min­is­ter was in­volved.

Ge­orges Cle­menceau joined David Lloyd Ge­orge of Bri­tain, Vit­to­rio Or­lando of Italy and Woodrow Wil­son of the United States as the prin­ci­pal ar­chi­tects of the Treaty of Ver­sailles.

This typ­i­cal French march of the pe­riod will be played at the Re­mem­brance and Peace con­cert at All Saints Church, Taradale, on Sun­day, Novem­ber 25 at 2pm.

Hawaiki­rangi Pit­man and li­brar­ian Anne Scol­lay have found Le Pere LaVic­toire march for mil­i­tary bands ded­i­cated to Ge­orge Cle­menceau who be­came Prime Min­is­ter of France in 1917.

Ge­orge Cle­menceau be­came Prime Min­is­ter of France in 1917.

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