Opus Anglicanum’s narrator Zeb Soanes tells the story of The Battle of Mametz Wood in the words of David Jones. The five singers perform music by Schubert, Palestrina, soldiers songs, and Cheryl Frances-Hoad's In the crypt of the wood, inspired by David Jones’ drawing ‘Vexilla Regis’ in Kettles Yard and commissioned by Opus Anglicanum for this sequence.
Readings from David Jones’ In Parenthesis
Music of the Roman liturgy, Schubert, Palestrina, Soldiers Songs
New work ‘In the crypt of the wood’ by Cheryl Frances-Hoad:
Extracts from In Parenthesis by permission of the Estate of David Jones