for soprano tenor and baritone solos chorus orchestra chamber orchestra boys` choir and organ op. 66.
Text The Missa pro Defunctis set in Latin and poems by Wilfred Owen.
First performance 30 May 1962 - At the festival to celebrate the consecration of St. Michael`s Cathedral Coventry.
Duration 85.0`
Dedication `In loving memory of Roger Burney Sub-Lieutenant R.N.V.R. Piers Dunkerley Captain Royal Marines David Gill Ordinary Seaman Royal Navy Michael Halliday Lieutenant R.N.Z.N.V.R.`

1. Requiem aeternam
1.1 Requiem aeternam SATB /soprano-alto-tenor-baritone/
1.2 Te decet hymnus boys` choir
- Anthem for Doomed Youth `What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? T
1.3 Kyrie eleison SATB
2. Dies irae
2.1 Dies irae SATB
- Bugles sang `Bugles sang saddening the evening air` B
2.2 Liber scriptus proferetur S SATB
- The Next War `Out there we`ve walked quite friendly up to Death` TB
2.3 Recordare Jesu pie SATB
- On seeing a Piece of Our Heavy Artillery Brought into Action `Be slowly lifted up thou long black arm` B
2.4 Dies irae S SATB
- Lacrimosa dies illa SATB
- Futility `Move him into the sun` T
2.5 Pie Jesu Domine SATB
3. Offertorium
3.1 Domine Jesu Christe boys` choir
3.2 Sed signifer sanctus Michael SATB
- The Parable of the Old Man and the Young `So Abram rose` TB
3.3 Hostias et preces tibi Domine boys` choir
4. Sanctus
4.1 Sanctus S SATB
- The End `After the blast of lightning from the East` B
5. Agnus Dei
5.1 At a Calvary near the Ancre `One ever hangs where shelled roads part` T
5.2 Agnus Dei SATB
6. Libera me
6.1 Libera me Domine S SATB
- Strange Meeting `It seemed that out of battle I escaped` TB
6.2 In paradisum S boys` choir SATB

`War Requiem` for Soprano, Tenor and Baritone, Chorus, Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Boys` Choir and Organ (1962), op. 66 (Britten)
WITH: Tölz Boys` Choir; The Monteverdi Choir; NDR-Chor. Live recording from 1992 Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.
Added by: Gabisou , 27.07.2020 01:12           

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