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Short Choral Requiem Settings

I am seeking suggestions for Choral Requiems, short enough to use two or three movements in context of a regular eucharist.  We've done Faure, Rutter, etc., and more recently the Rheinberger in D minor.  Open to all periods.
Prefer no or only brief solo passages.
on August 16, 2012 11:33am
three quick suggestions:
REQUIEM   (1936)                                    Herbert Howells  (1892-1983)          - British
son died at age of 9 in 1935.....Howells composed two works concurrently
...large scale  Hynmus Paradisi (1938)      and    Requiem  (1936)
- REQUIEM  not released for publication until 1980
- personal expression of grief and consolation:
- Intended for  double choir unaccompanied
 
1 - Salvator mundi  (O savior of the world)                        satb-satb chorus
2 - The Lord is my shepherd  (Psalm 23)                        soprano solo and satb
3 - Requiem Aeternam  1                                                satb-satb chorus
4 - I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills  (Psalm 121)    baritone and tenor soli and satb
5 - Requiem aeternam 2                                                satb
6 - I heard a voice from heaven                                     tenor, baritone, soprano soli and satb
 
 
Requiem           (1992)                                    Malcolm  Archer  (b.1952)    
- organ scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge;  organist and Master of Choiristers at Bristol                                                 Cathedral...founder of City of Bristol choir
- composed in 8 weeks in fall of 1992
- not a commission, but a long time personal project to compose a “liturgical requiem”
            in the manner of Faure   (Latin text)   but useable in Anglican service
 
introit and kyrie                        choir/organ
offertory                                    choir/organ               baritone solo  (hostias)
sanctus                                    choir/organ     (organ part like harp in Faure)
pie jesu                                    soprano solo/organ/choir
agnus dei                                    choir/organ/soprano solo
libera me                                    baritone solo/organ/choir
in paradisum                                    choir/organ
 
 
BEHOLD THIS MYSTERY                Daniel Gawthrop  (b.1949-)
first performed in  1997        35-40 minutes
soprano and baritone soloists, SATB choir, orchestra;   text by Jane Griner
1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clariner, 1 bassoon, 2 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, tuba, harp, percussion, timpani, strings
            or may be performed with organ only
            Dunstan House
I. Come unto the Lord   (Introit - Invitation)
II. O Lord, be not far from me   (Prayer and Response)
III. Sorrow not    (GodÕs response, words of comfort, hope)
IV. They that trust in the Lord   (Credo - statement of Christian Faith)
V.  Unto the Lord shall I sing   (personal prayer, affirmation of Hope)
VI.  Sing praise to Him   (Sanctus - Hymn of praise, dance of joy)
VII. Who shall separate us  (statement of assurance, affirmation)
VIII.  Bless us Lord with Thy peace  (Benediction, release from time of grief)
 
Applauded by an audience of 1
on August 17, 2012 3:44am
Dear Murray,
 
I've just completed a Requiem which would be suitable - it does need an eight-part choir (SSAATTBB) for the Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei, but none of those movements require soloists. If you could manage eight parts plus organ, please email me for a copy - chris(a)hutchingsmusic.co.uk .
 
Chris Hutchings
on August 17, 2012 6:07am
I would suggest you also look at Al Fedak's "For Us the Living: A Requiem," that has been getting more and more performances. You can download a review copy at
 
 
David Schaap
Selah Publishing Co., Inc.
on August 17, 2012 6:24am
Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880 - 1968)  Missa di Requiem (1922)
 
on August 17, 2012 10:33am
How about portuguese late renaissance: Missa pro Defunctis by Duarte Lobo or Manuel Cardoso?
on August 18, 2012 6:00am
You might also look at Bob Chilcott's beautiful Requiem. It is published by OUP and there is a splendid recording on Hyperion
Mavis Fletcher UK
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