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November 7, 2018

The battered old War Requiem score I’ll be singing from at Cadogan Hall next Saturday was first used by my father, Ron Peck, in 1967, just five years after the first performance in Coventry Cathedral. It's littered with remarks, scribbles and coloured pencil marks made by my father as he used it to teach the work to the singers in his choirs. You can just about make out the notes!

The 1967 performance was in Guildford Cathedral, as was a subsequent performance in 1969, both...

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