In Flanders Fields (2008)
for a cappella mixed chorus by Wally Kleucker


John McCrae

"In Flanders Fields" is written for a cappella mixed chorus to words of John McCrae.

McCrae was a Canadian physician, who fought at the Western Front in 1914. He was later moved to the medical corps and assigned to a hospital in France. He died of pneumonia while on active duty in 1918.

"In Flanders Fields" is probably the single best-known and popular poem from the war.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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This is only meant as a sample, not to be used for performance. To get copies, please email me at:

kleucker5@aol.com

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