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Novelist Frederick Forsyth's wrote lyrics for Fallen Soldier song

By Dominic Harris

Published 12/02/2016

Frederick Forsyth with Royal Opera House soprano Melissa promoting Fallen Soldier
Frederick Forsyth with Royal Opera House soprano Melissa promoting Fallen Soldier

Novelist Frederick Forsyth is aiming for success in the music charts after writing the lyrics to a song for soldiers across the world.

The former RAF fighter pilot and author of The Day Of The Jackal has penned the words to Fallen Soldier, a lament for those who have died in service.

The single, Forsyth's first, is performed by Royal Opera House soprano Melissa and was composed and arranged by classical producer Gareth Ellis Williams, who has produced hit albums for singers Lesley Garrett and Rebecca Newman.

Forsyth said: "I wanted to write a poem to the fallen soldiers from every war, from every country.

"For the next few years so many moments in battle will be commemorated - the First World War, the Second World War, Korea, the Falklands, Iraq, Afghanistan. It's the fitting tribute I imagined."

Fallen Soldier is out tomorrow.

Belfast Telegraph

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