Friday, November 10, 2006

For that Tomorrow - A Remembrance Day Song

Nigel J. C. Turnbull of, Scotland, has penned a lovely composition, "For That Tomorrow - A Remembrance Day Song."

Inspired by a pilgrimage for veterans, during October 2005, to World War ll cemeteries around Montecassino in Italy, this song is dedicated to his uncle, Private James Cram Turnbull, who was killed in action in 1942 at the age of 22 years.

Touched by the simple yet beautiful melody, I offered to write a choral arrangement. You can download the sheet music, in PDF format, by clicking here. To listen to a mp3 of this four-part work, please click here. Browse his website to read the lyrics of all five verses or to see images taken during this visit.

Friend, Jason Menard, of London, Ontario, sent me an email requesting that
I take a moment to review and sign a petition to bestow a State Funeral upon the last surviving veteran of WWI. As it stands, there are only three men left in Canada. The goal is 50,000 signatures by Nov. 11.

You can find the petition, initiated by the Dominion Institute, by clicking here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a listen to the Remembrance podcast on iTunes or on the Royal British Legion blog.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will remember the forced enlist of the future less father of french Canadian nation's (approved by M. Harper).

Every french canadian know someone in the seventy and more to have some amputation self made to evade the fascist law. Half a thumb anyone?

But what I will remembered the most (Je me Souviens), is the thousands upon thousands of french canadian that have been used in cannon fodder on the Normandy's landing.

Canada takes merit to make sure french canadian would have a population declined. The Forced enlist was really much more prevalent in Quebec province than any other province in Canada.

That day, is a Souvenir, is a Symbol that a lot of us will never forget.


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