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New Great War work

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23 May 2014

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A CHORAL WORK by a German composer, influenced by the shape of evensong and inspired by the poetry of Edward Thomas and the story of the poet's last farewell to his wife before leaving for the Western Front, is to have its première at the Three Choirs Festival (3choirs.org/) in Worcester Cathedral.

The work, A Foreign Field, by Torsten Rasch, was commissioned jointly with the Städtische Theater in Chemnitz, Germany, and support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund. It sets English, Latin, and German words, and English and German musicians will take part. The 31 July concert will also include works by Elgar and Vaughan Williams.

 

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