Lest We Forget

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Lest We Forget is a song of remembrance with words written by Ron Dawson and music by Ron Dawson and Kevin Morgan.The song is available for SATB, Male Voice Choir, SAT Community Choir, SA female choir, primary school choir and solo voice.

Accompaniments are available for brass band, wind band, brass quintet, string quartet, string quartet and harp and also piano.
It has also been performed by brass band with the words read out over the music.
Please email if you would like to request other versions.
Please navigate down the page if you wish to purchase. Click on the words to the right to view or download them.

 

The next performance is at the Bournemouth International Centre:

“Lest We Forget” is a Children’s World War One Commemorative Concert.

Produced and commissioned by Dorset Music Service and SoundStorm the Music Education Hub’s for Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole the event will also feature members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO Blast) with contributions from Bath Philharmonia (Music in Action), Wave Arts Education and local artist Martin Coyne.

For booking and information click here.

 

This is a Canadian children’s choir performing:

Lest We Forget Canada     

This is a demo version of the SATB and piano arrangement:

SATB and piano DEMO     

This is a rough run through of the brass band arrangement:

LWF Verwood     

 

You can follow a score of the SATB and piano version below (ignore the score formatting – the actual score and parts are prepared in Sibelius.)

Lest We Forget by Ron Dawson and Kevin Morgan

 

Here is the Brass band version:

Lest We Forget by Ron Dawson and Kevin Morgan

 

Here are some notable performances of ‘Lest We Forget’ :

WORLD PREMIERE :

16 Sept 2012 New Zealand

The Wellington Male Voice Choir sang in the Grand Banqueting Hall of the New Zealand Parliament building on the inauguration of Malayan Veterans Day. There were over 300 in attendance in addition to the Governor General, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, other MPs from both sides of the house and representatives from Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.

UK PREMIERE : 29 Sept 2012 Bournemouth

The Dorset Police Male Voice Choir in a Charity Concert for disabled ex-Servicemen.
7 November 2012
Leiston RBL Remembrance Concert in the Leiston Theatre.

CANADA PREMIERE : 9th November 2012

Roselawn Public School Choir – School Remembrance Service

IRELAND PREMIERE : ANZAC DAY 25th April 2014

ANZAC Day Concert, St Ann’s Church, Dublin : Performed by the ESK Community Choir, Queensland, Australia.

ARMISTICE DAY 11 NOVEMBER 2012
CYPRUS
Band of the Royal Parachute Regiment, Armistice Day Service with audience of over 2000.
UK
Victory Band of the RBL and Choir of St Mary’s Church,
Remembrance Service, St Mary’s Church, Portsmouth
Sussex Band of RBL & the Horsham Salvation Army Singing Group. Remembrance Concert, The Edwin hall, Horsham
Massed Bands of the Humberside Police and 150TPT (TA) Regiment, City of Hull Remembrance Parade.
Ashbourne Band and Singers. Remembrance Concert,  St John’s Church, Ashbourne
Thirsk RBL Band. Thirsk & Sowerby War Memorial, Remembrance
Service

OTHER 2012 PERFORMANCES
CANADA

17th November York Regional Police Gala, RoseLawn PS Choir

2013 PERFORMANCES
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERES
25th April ANZAC DAY
Queensland – Pittswprth Community Choir, ANAC Memorial Service, Pittsworth
Western Australia – Augusta Community Singers, ANZAC Memorial Service, Augusta.

SCOTLAND PREMIERE
The Albert Halls, Stirling, May 18th
Charity Concert : The Strathcarron Singers and Central Band of RBL Scotland.

(For more by Ron Dawson see Mutiny on the Bounty, a new musical, here.)