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Requiem

composer
1985
author of text
Requiem Mass

 
Requiem was written in 1985 and first performed in October of that year. Following the precedent established by Brahms and Fauré, among others, it is not strictly a setting of the Requiem Mass as laid down in Catholic liturgy, but instead is made up of a personal selection of texts, some taken from the Requiem Mass and some from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. The seven sections of the work form an arch-like meditation on the themes of life and death: the first and last movements are prayers on behalf of all humanity, movements 2 and 6 are psalms, 3 and 5 are personal prayers to Christ, and the central Sanctus is an affirmation of divine glory. The accompaniment to Requiem exists in two versions, one for medium-sized orchestra and the other for organ with six instruments.

from notes by John Rutter 1995

Recordings

Rutter: Requiem & Magnificat
CSCD504Download only
Rutter: Requiem & other choral works
CDA30017Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Rutter: Requiem & other choral works
CDA66947
Rutter: Gloria & other sacred music
CSCD515Download only

Details

Movement 1: Requiem aeternam
Track 1 on CDA30017 [5'32] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 1 on CDA66947 [5'32]
Track 1 on CSCD504 [6'10] Download only
Movement 2: Out of the deep
Track 2 on CDA30017 [5'28] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 2 on CDA66947 [5'28]
Track 2 on CSCD504 [5'53] Download only
Movement 3: Pie Jesu
Track 3 on CDA30017 [3'56] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 3 on CDA66947 [3'56]
Track 3 on CSCD504 [4'11] Download only
Movement 4: Sanctus
Track 4 on CDA30017 [1'47] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 4 on CDA66947 [1'47]
Track 4 on CSCD504 [2'20] Download only
Movement 5: Agnus Dei
Track 5 on CDA30017 [6'26] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 5 on CDA66947 [6'26]
Track 5 on CSCD504 [6'06] Download only
Movement 6: The Lord is my shepherd
Track 6 on CDA30017 [5'02] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 6 on CDA66947 [5'02]
Track 8 on CSCD515 [5'12] Download only
Track 6 on CSCD504 [5'12] Download only
Movement 7: Lux aeterna
Track 7 on CDA30017 [6'15] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 7 on CDA66947 [6'15]
Track 7 on CSCD504 [7'13] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA66947 track 3

Pie Jesu
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-94703
Duration
3'56
Recording date
9 January 1997
Recording venue
Romsey Abbey, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Rutter: Requiem & other choral works (CDA30017)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: October 2010
    Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
  2. Rutter: Requiem & other choral works (CDA66947)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: June 1997
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