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Book Review: Friendship mission

21 March 2014

richard sadler

Benjamin Britten (standing behind the pianist) listens to Coventry Cathedral choristers rehearsing his folksong settings with David Lepine at Ottobeuren Abbey in Bavaria in August 1964, during a German tour whose climax was a live broadcast of his War Requiem, and the presentation of a Cross of Nails. This is one of the photos by Richard Sadler which illustrate an account of the tour by Mike Smith, who was one of the boys in this photo: Following the Cross of Nails (Docuracy, £6.44 from www.amazon.co.uk)

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