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08 Jan 2007

War Requiem,,14936-2536975,00.html

Richard Morrison at St Paul's Cathedral [Times Online, 9 January 2007]

If every concert in 2007 affects me as much as this, I will be an emotional wreck by Christmas. By the time that the male soloists, Philip Langridge and Stephen Roberts, had launched into the last, unutterably sad lines of Wilfred Owen’s poem Strange Meeting — the repeated “Let us sleep now” echoing round the shadowy cathedral like a prayer for grieving souls — my old eyes were moist, and a large lump had somehow lodged itself in my throat.

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