An Angel at Mons

John Young

An Angel at Mons

  • John Young
  • Year of composition: 2014
  • Duration: 11:56
  • Instrumentation: 15.1-channel fixed medium

John Ewings was one of the few people who claimed to have witnessed the vision of an angel on the battlefield at Mons in August 1914. In 1980, aged 101, he gave a fascinating account of the experience in a BBC interview.


John Ewings’s voice is reproduced with the kind permission of the BBC Northern Ireland.


  • April 25, 2014, eBuzz: Carte blanche à John Young, Salle Claude-Champagne — Université de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)