Forgotten British composers VI

John H. Fould’s ‘World Requiem’ Opus 60 was composed 1918-1921 as a tribute to the victims of WW2. It complements Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ in the list of British Requiems that deal with the realities of war. Fould was an interesting composer, essentially British ( = unaffected by the modernist developments on the continent and with a strong flair for the country’s landscapes and traditions ),  hence not to everybody’s taste, but for British music enthusiasts like myself of course very palatable. Here are links to his “World Requiem” and the charming ” April -England ” from ” Impressions of time and place” ( 1926/1932 ).