- May 14, 2018 at 1:14 pm #564530
Robert H CooperParticipant
Hello-I am looking for suggestions on what to pair with the Brahms Requiem. It is not quite long enough for a whole program, yet too long for a half concert. We plan to run the concert without an intermission per se. What shortish c.15′ work might be suggested to precede the Brahms that is contrasting and not from the 19th century choral tradition?May 14, 2018 at 9:10 pm #564595
Michael A. GrayParticipant
You might take a look at Leonard Bernstein’s “Missa brevis.” Written for choir, countertenor, and a few instruments, this little ten minute jewel is mostly recycled music from “The Lark.” Like the Brahms, it is a new approach to an old tradition but, instead of being Germanic, the work is light, buoyant, and filled with a joy that refuses to take itself seriously for long.
Hope that helps!
Michael A. Gray
http://www.graymichael.comMay 21, 2018 at 11:47 am #565133
In Newcastle upon Tyne UK, we have successfully paired the Brahms with the Poulenc Gloria. Total contrast of styles, a lot of fun, and you can use the soprano soloist in both works…..
Alex MurchieMay 21, 2018 at 3:41 pm #565151
I recently wrote a Requiem that was meant to pair with the Brahms’ Requiem (same instrumentation) as a concert opener. You can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCSSTxpihUamJmXwlKNQXslJsqqfgjyez. I’d be happy to send you scores if you’re interested!
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