Vocal/piano score - KLA - soloists (STB), mixed choir, boys' choir and orchestra - English - German.
German edition: Landgraf, Ludwig
German edition: Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich
Author of original text: Owen, Wilfred
Piano reduction: Holst, Imogen
Composer: Britten, Benjamin
Written for the reconsecration of Coventry Cathedral, it was first performed there 30 May 1962. The War Requiem was not meant to be a pro-British piece or a glorification of British soldiers, but a public statement of Britten's anti-war convictions.