Ives and Sassoon

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 by

PSS with Aaron Shorr-Piano

Wilton’s Music Hall June 2008

Engineer: Colin Still (Optic Nerve)



Charles Ives (Back of an Envelope) Feb 26th 1917 (two months before the US entered the war)
‘Why do the rich always
Think for the poor-
Because the poor are
So busy all the time thinking
About how to make a living
That they cant think of
Anything else
Gov by property
Compulsory service
Mean fighting for the



The autograph of Sassoon's 'Everyone Sang'

The autograph of Sassoon’s ‘Everyone Sang’

Everyone Sang

Everyone suddenly burst out singing
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom.
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark-green fields; on-on-and out of sight.

Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted,
And beauty came like the setting sun:
My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
Drifted away … O, but Everyone
Was a bird, and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.
(Siegfried Sassoon)‘