“… amid the cannon’s roar, ”

Jason Doell

“… amid the cannon’s roar, ” has been performed in Banchory, Montréal and Toronto…

We’ve heard about your trouble, Tom,
In rousting out the Boer;
You shall not fight out there alone
Amid the cannon’s roar,
The blood that stirred our noble sires
To build up England’s Fame,
Re-kindles in Colonial sons
Their prestige to maintain. For-
We are the boys of the Southern Cross
Our stars shine on our flags-
Emblazoned with the Union Jack,
To show we’re Empire lads.
From storm-torn hills where tussocks wave,
And dells where tree-ferns grow;
From snow-capp’d peaks, and rock-bound coast,
We come,-to strike the blow.
Rest, British sons, till South-cross boys
Canadian brothers meet-
Then on we’ll press, an Empire’s strength,
And make the foe retreat. For-…

Excerpted from Boys of the Southern Cross


  • April 25, 2017, Composer’s Kitchen 2017: Concert, Montréal (Québec)

“… amid the cannon’s roar, ”

  • Composer(s): Jason Doell
  • Year of composition: 2017
  • Duration: 15:00
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
25 Apri 2017
Série QB
In person Residency
Montréal (Québec)
26 Octo 2017
In person Residency
Banchory (Scotland, UK)
6 Marc 2019
Série QB
In person
Montréal (Québec)
14 June 2019
In person
Toronto (Ontario, Canada)