chamber music

"...amid the cannon's roar,"


Performed by Quatuor Bozzini: Isabelle Bozzini, Stéphanie Bozzini, Alissa Cheung, Clemens Merkel
Live recording by Lawrence Dunn - King's College Chapel, Aberdeen as part of Sound Festival, October 2017

Program Note:
We've heard about your trouble, Tom,
In rousting out the Boer;
You shall not fight out there alone
Amid the cannon's roar,
The blood that stirred our noble sires
To build up England's Fame,
Re-kindles in Colonial sons
Their prestige to maintain. For-

We are the boys of the Southern Cross
Our stars shine on our flags-
Emblazoned with the Union Jack,
To show we're Empire lads.

From storm-torn hills where tussocks wave,
And dells where tree-ferns grow;
From snow-capp'd peaks, and rock-bound coast,
We come,-to strike the blow.
Rest, British sons, till South-cross boys
Canadian brothers meet-
Then on we'll press, an Empire's strength,
And make the foe retreat. For-
...

excerpted from Boys of the Southern Cross