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.`

Movements
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 solos, chorus, orchestra, chamber orchestra, boys` choir and organ, op. 66, op. 66 (Britten)
Olga Guryakova (Soprano), Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Mark Padmore (tenor). Edinburgh Festival Chorus. National Youth Choir of Scotland. Paragon Ensemble. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Cond. Ilan Volkov. Edinburgh, 3.09.2004.
Added by: ulyanka , 10.12.2013 17:25