The Great War Sextet

Canadian War Poetry with Trombone & Strings

Welcome to the project website for The Great War Sextet, illuminating, through contemporary classical music, the rare poetic contributions of Canadian soldiers of the First World War. Here you will find information on the source poetry, the acclaimed musical artists involved, and discover the original score by Ottawa composer Benjamin Sajo.

The project will have its world premiere and recording in Ottawa, Canada, on November 9th and 10th, 2019 at the Arts Court Theatre and MacKay United Church, respectively.