was composed by Scottish composer Helen Grime
in 2010. It was commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for the 75th anniversary of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. It was first performed at City Hall, Candleriggs, Glasgow in December 2010, and is arranged for Orchestra.
When composing this piece, Grime states that she imagined the Orchestra as many individual voices that were capable of producing a unified melody, but also breaking off into separate strands of song. Since it was composed as a commemoration for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Grime wished to emphasise the Orchestra as a grand, unified whole, as well as their individual sections and sounds.
The piece unifies the orchestra with a sense of celebration and elation, as well as a sense of melancholy, making it apt that the piece is named after a poem by Siegfried Sassoon.