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Dvořák’s setting of the 13th century hymn, ‘Stabat Mater’, which imagines Mary’s suffering during Christ’s crucifixion, was composed in 1876-1877, shortly after the death of Dvořák’s young children. “Dvořák rose above his personal challenges to create a highly sensuous statement of personal faith and belief clothed in symphonic robes, which culminates in a dramatic ‘Amen’.” (Quote from Michael Riley on Gramophone website.)
Monday November 6, 2017 Fredericton Symphony Orchestra presents
"World War One in Film and Music: Battle of the Somme"
Pre-Concert Talk by Brent Wilson at 6:15 p.m. in the West Gallery of the Playhouse
Brent Wilson teaches military history at the University of New Brunswick, including courses on the Great War and war through film.
His talk will provide some historical context for the film, “The Battle of the Somme” by briefly describing the battle, how and why the film was made and used, and the impact it had on its audiences.
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The New Brunswick Great War Project (NBGWP) at the Provincial Archives is an ongoing program to preserve and illustrate a collection of sources relating to this province’s commitment to the Great War (1914-1919). This project includes the names and vital statistics of approximately 32,000 soldiers and nurses of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) who are linked to New Brunswick’s military effort. The New Brunswick Great War Project http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/NBGWP/
Soldiers of the Great War: The Fredericton Soldier Biography History Initiative
Personnel Records of the First World War
Researching their family's First World War History
From Enlistment to Burial Records: The Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War
The Regimental Rogue: Researching Canadian Soldiers of the First World War