A complete service for young people commemorating the centenary of the beginning of the First World War has been published by The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM).
The service We Will Remember Them is the latest complete service in the RSCM’s Young Voices Festivals series. (See our review of Bread of Life from the same series – a resource for the harvest season.). It contains a wide variety of songs and hymns, from a medley of songs from World War I to “I vow to thee my country”. Through the service’s readings and music, the realities of conflict and war are remembered, and the prayers are for those affected by war and those who have died, and give thanks for God’s peace and love.
We Will Remember Them takes its title from lines by the poet Lawrence Binyon recited at Remembrance services. Binyon’s poem appears in full as a reading, along with a choice of two musical settings of the text.
Price £25 (discounts are available for RSCM members)
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