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Catalogue No: CD5579662
Shop Product Code: 217968Q
Requiem (EMI Audio CD)

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Department: CDs - Save up to 15% - Classical CDs: Vocal, Choral & Opera

Publisher: E.M.I. Music

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Shortly after its release, Karl's Requiem [a mass for the souls of the dead] went to the top of the classical charts. The driving Dies Irae with its 'hip-hop' percussion beat provides the soundtrack to a successful Lynx commercial.

Karl says: " I have set the usual Latin text but as is my wont, have drawn on cultures outside the European, setting five Japanese haiku poems dealing with death. These evocative concise poems of but seventeen syllables often equate life with the water cycle or cherry blossom. For these haiku, I have introduced the ancient Japanese flute, the shakuhachi into the orchestration. The work is dedicated to my late father, a musician and an inspiration."

Contents and Reviews


1. Introit & Kyrie 2. Dies Irae 3. The Snow Of Yesterday 4. Rex Tremendae 5. Confutatis 6. Lacrimosa 7. From Deep In My Heart (Issho) 8. Pie Jesu 9. Lux Aeterna 10. Farewell (Banzan) 11. Dona Eis Pacem 12. Now As A Spirit (Hokusai) 13. In Paradisum 14. Having Viewed The Moon 15. In These Horizons Stones Sing (featuring Bryn Terfel)