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Catalogue No: M060116841
ISMN: 9790060116841
Shop Product Code: 172151N
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ISBN: 9780851624853
Requiem SATB & piano

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Department: Choral - Choral Vocal Score

Instrumentation: (Vocal Score)

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)

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In recent years Karl Jenkins has become one of the world's best-selling living composers. This new work builds on the style which the British public have come to know and adore. Jenkins has set the usual Latin movements of the requiem mass, but, in keeping with his usual trait of drawing from other cultures, he has also set five Japanese haiku ‘death’ poems. The Western and Eastern texts are combined in two of the haiku movements, Having Seen The Moon and Farewell, which incorporate the Benedictus and the Agnus Dei respectively.

Vocal score for mixed choir and piano reduction of the orchestral score.

"The Requiem is dedicated to the memory of my father who was a musician, friend and inspiration. It was a moving and rewarding time for me when composing this work, with its blend of traditional Latin text combined with the haiku poems from Japan, and a thrill to bring what are seemingly disparate elements together, such as a fabulous orchestra from Kazakhstan, the best of Welsh choirs, and our brilliant soloists.” —Karl Jenkins

Contents, Sound Samples and Reviews

  • speaker201. Introit
  • speaker202. Dies irae
  • 03. The snow of yesterday
  • 04. Rex tremendae
  • 05. Confutatis
  • 06. From deep in my heart
  • speaker207. Lacrimosa
  • 08. Now as a spirit
  • speaker209. Pie Jesu
  • 10. Having seen the moon
  • 11. Lux aeterna
  • 12. Farewell
  • speaker213. In paradisum

"...the ultimate in postmodern Requiems..."
Music Week

"Jenkins's gift for writing solid melodies according to the mood of the text is profound."
Choral Review

"I found " Requiem" to be very powerful composition. The weaving of Latin and Japanese is beautiful. I cannot get "Pie Jesu" out of my head and find myself singing it over and over again. Thank you for bringing this haunting music to accompany me in this often troubling world we live in."

Rating: 16/06/2005 By: Sandy Wojtal-Weber

""This is an excellent piece of work. I saw a live performance of Karl's Requiem in the Autumn and the music was so moving, especially the Pie Jesu. Most of the audience were in tears when we heard it.""

Rating: 04/01/2006 By: Lyndsey Evans

"A total contrast to the Requiems of Britten, Verdi, of Faure, yet an inspiring work by a brilliantly different composer - who else would think of setting the words of the 'Dies Irae' to a hip-hop beat - but don't let this put you off! Although not for the faint-hearted or purists amongst us, this work made a great contribution to the new choral music of 2005."

Rating: 26/06/2006 By: Thomas Neal