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Clare Or­rell, Liver­pool

Trav­el­ling home from work as a pri­mary school head­teacher, I lis­ten to down­loaded mu­sic on my phone. Lead­ing up to the cen­te­nary of Ar­mistice Day, it sim­ply had to be Vaughan Wil­liams’s (be­low)

A Pas­toral Sym­phony, evok­ing the war-torn fields of Flan­ders, the des­o­la­tion and the poignant bu­gle sounds.

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