Peter T. Cork (1926-2012) teacher, composer, author, walker, friend ...

Cor, Wot a War!

'Cor, Wot a War' starts as dialogue but soon breaks into song. Gertrude and Marlene Bugg are the two evacuees and the three important ladies are Mrs d'Arcy Jones of the W.V.S, Mrs Margaret Muldoon of the W.I. and Sybil Pringle of the A.R.P. with piano accompaniment in Act I Scene 3 of "The White Bird".

  "The White Bird" by Peter Cork is A musical story of the Cornish Fishing Village of Poldoon in the year 1942.

Written between April 1972 and July 1973, "The White Bird" was first performed at Clapham County School on the 28th and 29th March 1974.

The discovery of a concert programme and a reel-to-reel monophonic tape recording of 'A Concert of Music by Peter Cork', given at Walsingham School on Friday, 15th July 1977 at 7:30pm, provides us with an opportunity to listen to 'Cor, Wot a War!'

Just click on the triangular 'play symbol' to hear the recording.
  Paula and Ruth Mills sang the parts of the two evacuees, whilst Naomi Dixon, Fiona Gardner and Janet Goodair sang the parts of the three important ladies. Peter Cork played the piano in this recording.

Cor, Wot a War!

editor: Peter J. Cosker Peter T. Cork updated: 05/07/2015