REQUIEM FOR AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER
Composer: CASE JOHN CAROL
Arranger: GOWER ROBERT (EDITOR)
Soprano and tenor soloists, SATB chorus and organ.
The original sketch for this piece was workd out in 1943. Case was still serving in the Army and was granted special leave to conduct the first and only performance by the choral society at Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury in July 1944.
"an exquisite feeling of peace and fulfilment" - Reviewer on the first performance.
The second performance will take place 71 years later on Remembrance Sunday, November 8th 2015 at St Barnabas Cathedral in Nottingham.
The cover image is Laurance Whistler's engraved memorial prism to his elder brother Rex, killed during WWII in 1944, just a few days before the first performace of the Requiem. The image is copyright the estate of Sir Laurance Whistler and is reproduced by kind permission.
Included in the score is a fascinating introduction by Garry Humphreys, a friend, colleague and author of John's obituary in the Independent newspaper and writer of two articles about him in the Finzi Friends' Journal.
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