On Friday 19 September, at 7.30pm Radio 3 broadcasts Torsten Rasch’s A Foreign Field from the Three Choirs Festival.
Inspired by Rupert Brooke’s poem The Soldier, A Foreign Field draws on the poetry of the First World War, biblical verse and part of the Latin Requiem Mass. At the heart of the choral piece are extracts from the writings of Edward Thomas to his wife. Thomas was killed on the Western Front in 1917. A Foreign Field was performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra and Baldur Brönnimann.