Pity 2014
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