Writing a Symphony
I am in the process of composing a new symphony for the New Zealand Symphony orchestra and have decided to start a blog. The piece is for the 100 year anniversary of the battle of Gallipoli in WWI where many New Zealand soldiers fought and died. It will also touch on other WWI events such as the battles in France and Belgium. My great grandfather Arther Major was killed in the 3rd battle of Passendale on the 31st August 1917. I will be using some of the letters that he wrote back to his family as there is a part in this piece for a narrator. Am looking for other “Letters from the Front” from New Zealand, German, English and Turkish soldiers to include.