War Requiem

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Choral work, Op.66, by Britten, interpolating 9 poems by Wilfred Owen (1893–1918) into liturgical Mass. Comp. 1961 and f.p. in new Coventry Cath. May 1962. Sop., ten., and bar. soloists, ch., boys' ch., org., and orch. Owen poems are acc. by chamber orch., sometimes, but not necessarily, under 2nd cond. F.p. was cond. by Meredith Davies, with Britten cond. of chamber orch. F. London p., Westminster Abbey, Nov. 1962.

Subjects: Music.

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