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Neville John The Tragedy of Aberfan

Neville John The Tragedy of Aberfan

Composed in 1969 commemorating the appalling events of Friday 21st October 1966. when the landslide of a mountainous slagheep overwhelmed Pantglas Junior School resulting in the death of 144 sould including 116 children. Neville John was working as a peripatetic string teacher at the time and taught in the school. He wrote this and the subsequent redemptive overture the Triumph of Aberfan as a homage to all those involved in the disaster.