War is one of the few constants in human culture; yet this human impulse toward destruction has provided countless composers with a source of creative inspiration. Wars are remembered, valorized, and sometimes even glamorized in music. But what about peace? There are many songs that call for peace, and many compositions lament a loss of peace. But there are far fewer works that celebrate a time of peace than those that celebrate a time of war. Stories of peace often remain untold. Paradoxically, it is only through our relationship with war that we understand and remember peace. Join Trident as we explore works inspired by armed conflict, and reflect on the feelings of remorse, remembrance, supplication, and even joy that follow in its wake. Light is not light without dark but can peace exist without war?