Christmas concert to feature original composition

Major Craig Hallatt BA (Mus) LRSM ALCM CAMUS is Director of Music and Officer Commanding The Band Of The Household Cavalry, and an acclaimed composer. We know him best as the creator of our wonderful Elegy to the War Horse, a haunting and enigmatic tribute to war horses everywhere. But his composition Alpha and Omega – the beginning and the end – is equally stunning and, with his permission, perfect we felt to include as a backdrop to the superb nativity performance by the children and animals of the Donkey Breed Society. When you watch it you will see what we mean. Craig’s wonderfully evocative music highlights beautifully the story of the birth of Jesus, and the joy of the ever-patient donkeys as they are finally rewarded with the freedom of an open field. To watch our Christmas concert, which premieres on Sunday, December 20 at 8pm, please follow this YouTube link –

Both pieces of Craig’s extraordinary music feature in an exclusive set of commemorative stamps which have been produced and issued by the Isle of Man Post Office available here … Elegy to the War Horse features four stamps from the island’s WW1 collections and four stamp labels and is a beautiful collection reflecting the emotion of the horse in war. Embedded is a unique and free zap app to hear music through the stamp sheet. Also featured is a bespoke wrap and CD. The price is £20 and is available from to buy from our SHOP …

Christmas concert to feature original composition

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