SATB chorus (5′)
Text: Rupert Brooke (1887–1915)
PITY is a setting of Rupert Brooke’s (probably unfinished) poem, ‘Fragment’, written on board the Grantully Castle as it travelled towards the Aegean in mid-April 1915. It was the final poem he wrote before his death by septicaemia a few days later on 23 April 1915.
Commissioned by the Gallipoli Music Memorial 2015 Foundation.
First performance: St John’s Church, Waterloo, London, 18/06/2015
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge | Graham Ross conductor