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New Elgar recording of WW1 poetry

October 2nd, 2014

Episode 20 of 1744 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.

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