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Subject: A Soldier's Sonata
Burke G Sheppard    3/12/2007 3:08:39 AM
A Soldier's Sonata From the 1812 Overture to Wellington's Victory, classical music has often celebrated the courage and accomplishments of soldiers. Now soldier in Afghanistan gives his own musical tribute to fallen comrades.
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SPC Begley    A Soldier's Sonata (Sonata of War and Peace)   1/19/2008 7:03:14 AM
Dear Burke,
  I am the soldier who composed the "Sonata of War and Peace" in Afghanistan to honor those soldiers who have fallen in combat.  It is a part of my first album "War and Peace" which will be released on March 23rd this year.  You have given me the biggest break yet.  Up until now, I was searching for other classical compositions that were created in recognition of honors to fallen troops.  I knew of only 2. Tchaikovsky's "Overture of 1812", and Benjamin Brittan's "War Requeium" (Opus 66).  If you have any information on any composition that was created to honor fallen soldiers, please send it my way.  My email address is  You can also find me on , , and my music page where you can listen to my sonata,  I want to find, collect, and listen to each piece that was composed.  It doesn't matter what period it's from, as long as it is either a sonata, symphony, ballad, overture, hymn, folk, or anthem pertaining to a war, conflict, battle, or nation.  I greatly appreciate it and look forward to hearing from you.  Take care and God bless.

SPC Begley
"Peace and prosperity, for all generations"

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