We have finalised the work on the recording which we undertook in the summer featuring two original works by Captain Craig Hallatt, the former Director of Music of the the Royal Artillery Band who were based at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, London.
The Band has now relocated to Tidworth Garrison in Wiltshire as part of the restructuring of Army Music and the CD commemorates the Royal Artillery Orchestra and Band’s 252 years of history in its spiritual home of Woolwich.
Whilst Captain Hallatt and the Band were spending last Christmas in Afghanistan he composed “Alpha and Omega” for full orchestra and piano in recognition of the Band’s farewell to Woolwich. The song, ‘I Am with You’ based on the emotive words of Hannah Carpernter’s poem features the combined Woolwich and Marham Military Wives Choirs.
Copies of the CD can be purchased from our online shop.