For an Unknown Soldier: A WW1 Commemoration

To commemorate the First World War, the London Mozart Players and the Portsmouth Grammar School commissioned the renowned composer Jonathan Dove to write a cantata to mark the centenary.

 The commission, ‘For an Unknown Soldier’ lay at the centre of a multi-faceted project that encompassed primary and secondary schools, nursing homes and the local communities of Portsmouth and Croydon. The world premiere of the work took place in November 2014, and it has since been recorded by the LMP (due for release in November 2016).