Blitz Requiem
Blitz Requiem

Blitz Requiem


Conductor's score: xiv, 105 pp. cloth 35.0 x 23.7 cm. ISBN: 978-0-86140-490-2  £100.00 ltd to 40 signed copies
Vocal score: xiv, 82 pp. pbk 26.8 x 19.0 cm.             ISBN: 978-0-86140-491-9   £10.00
Full score: xiv, 105 pp. pbk 30.8 x 20.8cm                 ISBN: 978-0-86140-492-6   £15.00

The first performance of David Goode's one-hour Blitz Requiem, with words by Francis Warner, took place at St Paul's Cathedral, London, on 23 September 2013. The soloists were Emma Tring, Suzanna Spicer, Matthew Long and Robert Davies, with the Bach Choir and the Royal Philharmoic Orchestra (Leader Clio Gould) conducted by David Hill, and was broadcast on Classic FM. It was generously sponsored by the Murphy Foundation, with additional support from Victoria Sharp and Simon Yates.


'From the darkest days of the Blitz comes new music of sublime beauty by world-renowned organist David Goode.' Mail on Sunday

'. . . Francis Warner who at the centre of it endured through the Nazi five-year onslaught on London, has given the country's ordeal its lasting spiritual articulation. His poetry speaks for his nation: indeed for all of us.' Temenos

'Its music and words are certainly memorable. Goode's Blitz Requiem owns the dramatic qualities, melodic eloquence and inventive richness required for repeat performances, and perhaps to establish a lasting place in the contemporary choral repertoire mainstream.' Classical Music Magazine

'This work is exemplary: it has a warmly conceived, well-mapped score, and a profoundly evocative text by Francis Warner. His imagery hits the nail on the head, and melts the heart. It takes quite some music to match and convey this. The range, rich variety and huge intelligence of Goode's music is wholly up to the task. This is a major work from an exciting composer.' Church Times

With a recording of the performance on CD

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