The deployment of WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) is still a major threat to the peace and existence of the planet. This Oratorio is one creative way of exploring the themes and engendering discussion about the UK’s nuclear weapons – an appropriate activity in the year of the 60th anniversary of the US use of nuclear weapons against Japan in 1945.
This dramatic a capella piece is written for SATB, 4 – 8 parts, and lasts 20 minutes. Described as “moving and atmospheric” it uses interesting harmonies and modal tonalities.
Sheet music is available along with a booklet of the words with annotated references giving the background to the songs and a CD which contains a live recording of the first performance in Edinburgh and a later, edited, recording.
Listen to the tracks below……
01 Who are the criminals?
02 This is our world
04 Remember Hiroshima
05 The State is not a Person
06 Security -1
07 Nuclear Winter
08 We are the human family
09 We could do things differently
10 Security -2
11 Proliferation and how many treaties broken
12 When the last sea is poisonned
Download the sheet music for the Oratorio in Pdf here.
For copies of CD, booklet and sheet music (£15) or for the CD and booklet only (£10) please order in writing with cheque from:
6 Church St,
Cheques payable to ‘Trident Ploughshares’