October 2nd, 2014
Episode 20 of 1409 episodes
SOMM Records has released a new recording of The Spirit of England, by Sir Edward Elgar, written at the height of the First World War. It is a setting of three poems by Laurence Binyon, including his best-known work For the Fallen, which contains some of the most famous lines in English poetry. BBC correspondent Nick Higham reports for the Today programme.