words aren't enough
The experience of war can be traumatic,
both for those involved in the fighting
at first hand and for those left behind,
struggling to come to terms with the horror
of it all and the agony of personal or public
loss. It is not always easy to tell others
how we feel in moments of extreme emotion
such as these and music can be a powerful
means of expression when words are not enough.
This unit looks at the work of musicians
who were killed in action during the First
World War and that of more recent composers
who have chosen to communicate their response
to war through music.
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