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War Requiem

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Music

Benjamin Britten (born Lowestoft, 22 November 1913; died Aldeburgh, 4 December 1976)

Text

Latin text from Missa pro defunctis and Nine poems by Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)

 

Premieres

First Performance: Coventry (Cathedral), 30 May 1962.

First Performance in Scotland: Edinburgh (Usher Hall), 1 September 1968.

The Cast

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