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Britten : War Requiem - Mervyn Cooke

Britten

War Requiem

Paperback

Published: 6th January 1997
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The book examines from various viewpoints Britten's War Requiem, written in 1962 to celebrate the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral and uniting the famous anti-war poetry of Wilfred Owen with the Latin Requiem Mass. Britten's and Owen's pacifist beliefs are compared, and the chronology of the compositional process unraveled from documentary and manuscript sources. The musical language is analyzed in detail, and the fluctuating critical responses to the score are assessed.

Owen, Britten and pacifism
The War Requiem in progress Philip Reed
The musical language: idiom and structure
Critical reception
Appendix
Text
Select bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521446334
ISBN-10: 0521446333
Series: Cambridge Music Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 6th January 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.39 x 13.69  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.14