Was it for this the clay grew tall?
- O what made fatuous sunbeams toil
To break earth's sleep at all?
Wilfred Owen 1893-1918
His life and poetry introduced by C. Day Lewis.
Poems spoken by Peter Wyngarde and Alan Dobie
Excerpts from Owen's letters read by Keith Barron
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by Benjamin Britten.
Text from the Latin Mass for the Dead and poems by Wilfred Owen.
Direct from the Promenade Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Heather Harper soprano; Peter Pears tenor; Thomas Hemsley baritone
The Melos Ensemble
Conducted by Benjamin Britten
BBC Chorus and Choral Society
Boys from Emanuel School
Conductor, Christian Strover
London Philharmonic Choir
Conductor, Frederic Jackson
Simon Preston organ and chamber organ
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Meredith Davies
Introduced by Richard Baker.
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