Whether it evokes the first word (“rest”) of the solemn Catholic mass sung annually on All Soul's Day or whether it is glorious music written to commemorate particular people, a Requiem deals with passage, or transformation. It reminds us that endings are a necessary part of new beginnings. By being a spiritual and musical celebration of the past 1,000 years, Requiem for a Millennium attempts to face the future with assurance. Through faith, fear is gently transformed into freedom. And though musically it ends as it begins, the journey leaves the music in a new, peacefully holy light. Several musical styles are found in the Requiem for a Millennium from Gregorian Chant to Renaissance, Baroque and Classical forms, romantic outpourings of grief, and neo-medieval quartal and atonal harmonies of our own times. For solo soprano, alto, tenor and bass, and mixed choir (SATB), synthesizers and piano.