Britten: War Requiem
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Lest we forget: music for Remembrance Day
5. Britten: War Requiem
Britten's stunning War Requiem presents a musical setting of poetry by war poet Wilfred Owen alongside traditional Latin Requiem mass texts. It was commissioned to be performed in Coventry Cathedral, marking its consecration after the original building was destroyed in 1940.