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The BBC Third Programme presents the first performance in London of War requiem, op. 66

Britten, Benjamin

The BBC Third Programme presents the first performance in London of War requiem, op. 66

for soprano, tenor and baritone solos, boys" choirs and mixed chorus, chamer orchestra and full orchestra

by Britten, Benjamin

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Published by [Printed by the Broadwater Press in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Requiems.

  • Edition Notes

    At head of title: Westminster Abbey ... Thursday, 6 December 1962 at 8 in the presence of H. M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and H. R. H. the Princess Royal.

    StatementBenjamin Britten ; words from the Missa pro Defunctis and the poems of Wilfred Owen ...
    ContributionsOwen, Wilfred, 1893-1918
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[8] p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21019247M

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      The History of the Second World War is the official history of Britain’s contribution to the Second World War and was published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO). The immense project was sub-divided into areas to ease publication. Military operations are covered in the United Kingdom Military Series, the United Kingdom Civil Series covers aspects of the civilian war effort and the.   Yes, the Americans loved to go to see the plays, but the London theatre was an important part of life for the British people during World War II. When the war first broke out, the government closed the theatres for fear that they would be hit .


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