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Owen, Wilfred 1893-1918

Works: 579 works in 1,741 publications in 9 languages and 38,907 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Requiems  Biography  Live sound recordings  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Music  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Lyricist, Author of screenplay, Other, Composer, wst, Contributor
Classifications: PR6029.W4, 821.912
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War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

92 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public awareness of Benjamin Britten's person and works advanced dramatically -- even explosively -- twice during his lifetime. The first time was in 1945, when his opera Peter Grimes was produced for the postwar reopening of Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. The second time followed the premier at Coventry and the subsequent series of performances all across Europe and North America of the War Requiem. Except to those provincials who thought that milky pastoral was the only idiom appropriate for an Englishman and who also found the young Britten too clever by half, the triumph of Peter Grimes marked not just the confirmation of a prodigious talent; it represented a moment of hope that, for the first time since the death of Henry Purcell in 1695, England had produced a composer of international stature. The impact the War Requiem made 17 years later was wider and deeper by far. Britten, approaching 50, had become an artist whose every new utterance was awaited with the most lively interest and the highest expectations. The War Requiem, moreover, was tied to a pair of events that were heavily freighted with history and emotion: the destruction of Coventry Cathedral in an air raid during the night of November 14-15, 1940, and its reconsecration more than 21 years later. Its first performance was planned as an international event with respect both to participants and audience. Most importantly, the War Requiem was a weighty and poignant statement on the subject of piercingly urgent concern to much of humankind. In the War Requiem, Britten drew on forces larger and more complex than in any previous work of his. The basic division of the performers is into two groups, reflecting the dual source of the words; the libretto stands in a relation of text (the Latin Missa pro defunctis) and commentary (the nine Owen poems). The Latin text is essentially the province of the large mixed chorus, but from this there is spillover in two opposite directions: the solo soprano represents a heightening of the choral singing at its most emotional, while the boys' choir represents liturgy at its most distanced. The mixed chorus and solo soprano are accompanied by the full orchestra; the boys' choir, whose sound should be distant, is supported by an organ. All this constitutes one group. The other group consists of the tenor and baritone soloists, whose province is the series of Owen songs; they are accompanied by the chamber orchestra. - Program notes / Michael Steinberg
Collected poems by Wilfred Owen( Book )

101 editions published between 1963 and 1982 in English and French and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduced by a discussion of Owen's poetry and early life, this edition includes youthful and minor verses and the war poems based on manuscripts in the British Museum
The poems of Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen( Book )

134 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains all of Owen''s best known work, only four of which were published in his lifetime. His war poems were based on his acute observations of the soldiers with whom he served on the Western front, and reflect the horror and waste of World War One
War requiem : op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( )

70 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem : op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

42 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The horrors of war and pacifist sentiments are expressed in Benjamin Britten's War Requiem
The accessible city by Wilfred Owen( Book )

16 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Above the dreamless dead : World War I in poetry and comics( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of World War I poetry interpreted by cartoonists
Cities in the motor age by Wilfred Owen( Book )

15 editions published between 1957 and 1970 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War poems and others by Wilfred Owen( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This up-to-date edition contains all Owen's published war poems, a selection from his lyrical work and extracts from his letters. The material is arranged in a roughly chronological order so that his development may be followed from his declarations of poetic independence in 1913 to his last and finest poem, Spring Offensive in 1918. The text of the poems has been thoroughly revised from the British Museum manuscripts. The Introduction, notes and appendices provide new information while catering for the interests of general reader and student." -- Book jacket
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The horrors of war and the pacifist sentiments expressed in Benjamin Britten's War requiem and the poems of Wilfred Owen are evoked in scenes and vignettes illustrating death and suffering in World War I
Poems by Wilfred Owen( Book )

43 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Owen is regarded as one of the best poets of World War I and composed nearly all of his poems in just over a year, between August 1917 and September 1918. Owen was virtually unknown at the time of his death, yet his poetic account of a soldier's experience of war has shaped our impression of the horrors of the Western Front. This collection includes the well-known 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' and 'Dulce et Decorum Est'
Financing highways by Tax Institute( Book )

8 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fields of the fallen by Ronald Corp( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War Requiem ; Spring symphony ; Five flower songs ; Hymn to St. Cecilia by Benjamin Britten( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Flanders' fields : a celebration of the poets & composers of the Great War 1914-1918 by Fiona Kimm( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem ; Spring symphony ; The young person's guide to the orchestra by Benjamin Britten( )

2 editions published in 2013 in Latin and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three poets of the First World War : Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg and Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This indispensable anthology brings together the works of three major poets from the First World War. Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) was a classical music composer and poet who published two volumes of poems, Severn and Somme and War's Embers. Wilfred Owen's (1893- 1918) realistic poetry is remarkable for its details of war and combat. Isaac Rosenberg's (1890-1918) Poems from the Trenches is widely considered one of the finest examples of war poetry from the period. Carefully selected by Jon Stallworthy, a professor emeritus of English at the University of Oxford, these poems comprise a landmark publication that reflects the disparate experiences of war through the voices of the soldiers themselves"--Publisher's description
The pity of war : songs and poems of wartime suffering by Sally Matthews( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs for Leontyne : six songs for high voice and piano by Lee Hoiby( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rorate coeli ; Four madrigals by Thea Musgrave( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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War requiem : op. 66
Alternative Names
Oʼen, Vilfred

Oʾen, Ṿilfred 1893-1918

Ouėn, Uilfred 1893-1918

Ouėn, Uilfred Ėdvard Solter 1893-1918

Owen, Wilfred Edward Salter.

Owen, Wilfred Edward Salter 1893-1918

Vilfred Oven

Wilfred Owen britisk poet

Wilfred Owen Brits auteur

Wilfred Owen brittisk poet

Wilfred Owen englischer Dichter

Wilfred Owen poeta inglese

Wilfred Owen Poeta y soldado británico

Вилфред Овен

Вілфред Оуен англійський поет і військовик (1893-1918)

Оуэн У

Оуэн У. 1893-1918

Оуэн, Уилфред 1893-1918

Уилфред Оуен

Уилфред Оуэн

אואן, וילפרד

אואן, וילפרד 1893־1918

אובן, וילפרד

אוון, וילפרד

אוון, וילפרד, 1893-1918

אוון, וילפריד

אווען, וילפרד

וילפרד אוון

וילפרד אוון סופר בריטי

ويلفريد أوين

ویلفرد اوون شاعر بریتانیایی

ویلفرێد ئۆوین

विल्फ्रेड ओवेन

উইলফ্রেড ওয়েন

வில்ஃபிரட் ஓவன்

ವಿಲ್ಫ್ರೆಡ್ ಎಡ್ವರ್ಡ್ ಸಾಲ್ಟರ್ ಓವನ್

오언, 윌프레드 1893-1918


オウエン, ウイルフリッド

オウエン, ウイルフレッド


The poems of Wilfred OwenWar requiem : op. 66War poems and othersPoemsThree poets of the First World War : Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg and Wilfred OwenWilfred OwenWilfred Owen : a new biography