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Eternal Light: A Requiem (Mixed Voices/Score)

Howard Goodall

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Voicings: SATB

Accompaniment: Accompanied

The writing of a Requiem is a special challenge for any composer. The great Requiems of the past by composers such as Mozart, Verdi and Berlioz interpret the sacred Requiem text literally, offering prayers of salvation for the departed, whose souls are assumed to be in purgatory facing a terrible judgement.

Eternal Light: A Requiem, by the award-winning British composer and internationally acclaimed broadcaster Howard Goodall is a stunning new requiem for the modern day. In contrast it is intended to provide solace to the grieving, reflecting on the words of the Latin Mass by juxtaposing them with poems in English.

Speaking about the work, Howard Goodall said "For me, a modern Requiem is one that acknowledges the unbearable loss and emptiness that accompanies the death of loved ones, a loss that is not easily ameliorated with platitudes about the joy awaiting us in the afterlife. This, like Brahms’, is a Requiem for the living, addressing their suffering and endurance, a Requiem focussing on the consequences of interrupted lives.”

Goodall's fresh and unorthodox interpretation of the Requiem Mass was released on EMI Classics, performed by Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford and London Musici conducted by Stephen Darlington with soloists Natasha Marsh, Alfie Boe and Christopher Maltman.

 

Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 0571532306

Item Code: 0571532306

Price: £10.99
Availability:In stock Territory restrictions apply, see Add. Info

Genre(s): Choral, 21st Century, Lent/Easter

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Score/Parts: Score

Territories: Item available Worldwide

Instruments:
  • Mixed Voices
Contents:
  1. Kyrie
  2. Revelation
  3. Belief
  4. Hymn: Lead, kindly light
  5. Lacrymosa: Do not stand at my grave and weep
  6. Dies Irae: In Flanders Field
  7. Recordare: Drop, drop slow tears
  8. Revelation: Tum angelus tertius clanxit
  9. Agnus Dei
  10. In Paradisium: Lux aeterna

  • Lacrymosa from Eternal Light mp3

  • Revelation from Eternal Light mp3

  • Agnus Dei from Eternal Lightmp3