Sinfonia da Requiem

Benjamin Britten

Sinfonia da Requiem

Op. 20

About this work...

Britten was approached to write an orchestral composition for an unidentified Great Power, to be ready in 1940. With war threatening all over the world, and reflecting on the loss of his father a few years earlier, Britten responded with a work in three linked movements, each titled with the name of a section of the La... read more