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Composer: Goode, David (b. 1971)

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Year of birth1971
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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St Paul's Cathedral a moving location for Blitz Requiem première

On the night of 29 December, 1940, after a brief respite over Christmas, German bombers roared back over Britain. They dropped numerous incendiary bombs on the City of London, causing massive destruction, loss of life, and uncontrollable fires that raged for days. Miraculously, St Paul’s Cathedral survived the onslaught intact, even as much of the surrounding neighbourhood was reduced to rubble.
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