Last Post Home

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Biography of Last Post Home

Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band marks The 100th Anniversary Of The End Of World War One, So Our Heroes Won’t Be Forgotten. 'Last Post Home'

Last Post Home, has been specially written by Della Holliday and Adrian Williams in memory of those who served, or fell, in the Great War of 1914-18. Last Post Home, has a haunting melody with evocative lyrics about a soldier’s last letter home. Dramatic, progressive harmonies and ethereal countermelodies help capture and reflect the emotion of life, and death, in the trenches of World War One.

The world famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band, have released a new song to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918.  There’s also an instrumental version of the song featuring soloist Mike Eccles on Flugel Horn. Which will be out very soon...

Members of the Honley Male Voice Choir, were enlisted to sing the track. The brief given to their Musical Director, Steven Roberts, was to record a vocal performance which captured a hint of the common man marching to war.

"Award Winning Animator Ruth Coggins... was recruited to produce a video featuring “Tommy”, an animated soldier." Original film A War to End No Wars - Copyright Ruth Coggins 2017

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'Last Post Home' featuring Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band on the instrumental version and then again with Honley Male Voice Choir on the second single September 2018.

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Tommy's Story

Tommy's Page

Making Tommy all information from A war to end no wars. The main puppet of Tommy was constructed throughout 2009. Tommy started out life as a Professional Armature Kit which I purchased from Animation Supplies (You can buy the kit HERE). I sketched up some ideas and made some measurements to ensure the armature was cut to size and assembled correctly. The head was carved from blue upholstery foam and then painted with acrylics, his hair was made from some surplus brown velvet and his eyes are acrylic eyes which can also be purchased from Animation Supplies. After various trials to find the perfect material, Tommy's hands were eventually made from thin foam make-up pads. Tommy's uniform and cap were made from felt, with a ribbon belt and putties. His gloves were made from a pair of old (washed) socks. Tommy is animated using a magnetic tie-down system, meaning he has metal feet and plates on the bottom of his boots which are held into place on sets using incredibly strong magnets..

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Website for Ruth Coggins 12/04/2018 - AWtENW *WINS* at London Cinematic Int Film Festival © 2017 by Cogg-In The Works Media

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Music Score for Brass Band



Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band

World Famous Brass Band

Conductor, Mark Peacock 'Last Post Home' Flugel Horn Soloist: Mike Eccles With thanks to everyone at Brighouse and Rastrick Band who played on and contributed to this production. Also thanks to Professor David King for his guidance and to Dr Richard Rock for his continued support.

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Della Holliday & Adrian Williams

Composers and Lyricist

Words and music by Della Holliday and Adrian Williams. Copyright 2017 Della Holliday and Adrian Williams. All rights reserved.

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Honley Male Voice Choir

Choir with Steven Roberts Musical director

Established in 1936, The Honley Male Voice Choir has been performing in West Yorkshire and beyond for over 75 years

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Ruth Coggins

Tommy's animator

Ruth Coggins is the creator of a War to end no wars and was comissioned to produce the Last Post Home animated video using the above and creating a stunning peice of art work.

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