For Memorial Day, here’s a portion of the “Dies Irae” from Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, performed by the Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.