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T.

Jensen

Gallipoli Song
For Baritone, Piano, Violin and Trumpet
Based on the journal of
George Wallace Bollinger (25, NZ)

Chosen extracts from the journal:


[Text in brackets omitted]

Part I. (25 April, 1915)


The day is beautifully fine. We are steaming full speed, close to the southern shores of Gallipoli.
What a day of days! [We left Lemnos at 6.00 am and continuously from 8.00 am] we have moved
amongst a roar of thunder. At present we are within a very few miles of our warships and transports,
[which are stationary here.] What a sight! Their big guns never cease, and as we see the flash and
burst of the shells on land, we think thousands of Turks must be going under

Part II. (26 April, 1915)


3.15 am. 'Packs on' was roared out. Torpedo destroyers are alongside to take us ashore. 9.40 am.
On shore in the thick of it. The first casualty in our company was in my section. Just before dawn we
were on the destroyers waiting for surf boats to take us ashore. Stray bullets were landing around us
and suddenly Private Tohill who was standing just in front of me dropped with a bullet through his
shoulder. Immediately after, Private Swayne was shot in the forehead. It was a relief to get ashore.

Notes on Performing:
Baritone: Use vibrato sparingly, just at the end of notes. The voice needs to be
very natural and in more of a popular song idiom than a classical song.
Glissandi are to be used more like an exponential curve rather than the usual linear
slide from one note to the other. Make the glissandi natural and dont force it to sound
like a horror film or theremin. If necessary pull back slightly on the dynamic while gliss'ing.
Piano: Part 1(First Movement): You need to be the rhythm, but the baritone will be straying away from
the beat so feel free to pull back on the down-beat accents in favor of a more subconscious pulse.
Rehearsals will show you where to ease back and where to punch the accents. Once the trumpet
solo starts, maintain constant accents, unrelenting to the interaction of the solo line.
Part 2 (Second Movement): Maintain a very steady pulse, driving everyone along. The Ricochet part
in bar 203 should be background detail, not in anyway compromising the Baritone's vocal line.
Ease back on the dynamic if necessary, until the ricochets are registered in the listeners ears, but
not consciously noted as a stand-out detail.
Violin: Your purpose in this piece is largely background textures and the emotional underpinning
of the text. Keep your playing smooth and unobstructing, attacking notes carefully and starting lower
than the dynamic marked.
Trumpet: Part 1 (First Movement): Your playing will be background details until the Baritone line ends
and your solo begins on bar 89. You essentially follow the baritone line, but you act as history,
remembering and acknowledging what has happened. By the end of the solo, you are celebrating.
Part 2 (Second Movement): Your playing will be bugle calls only, background details never to outshine
the baritone until your solo in bar 237. Then you again act as the eye of history, remembering and then
finally celebrating the heroic acts of these young men.

Part I. "What a day of days!"


Quick q. = 130

Trumpet in Bb

Violin

with joyful positivity la Bjrk slightly lagging behind the beat

Baritone

Quick q. = 130

Piano

Vln.

Bar.

The

simile

day

is

beau

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Like a ships engines

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strong mf

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fine

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ming

at

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full

speed

close

to

simile accents
-sustained
throughout
movement

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Like a distant ships horn

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con sord

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the

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of

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what

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a day

of

da -

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we

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have mo - ved

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of

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der

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miles

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our

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and

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shells

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land

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of

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(ooo)

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trumpet solo

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Part II - Ashore
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natural feel, with plenty of smooth glissandi between notes.


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- side to take us a - shore


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legato, with accented notes clearly heard


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on the shore

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in the thick of it

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the first cas -ual - ty

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just be - fore dawn

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in our com - pa - ny was in my

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we were on the de - stro - yers

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for the

surf - boats

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ting

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wai -

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who was stan - ding right in front

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hill

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dropped

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in the

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was shot

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bu -llet through his shoul -der

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head

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it

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was a

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to

get

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trumpet solo

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violin solo

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