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THOMPSON, R.: Requiem (Philadelphia Singers, Hayes)

Randall Thompson’s choral works retain the affection of American choral singers and conductors alike. The Requiem is his masterpiece, written in response to the loss of close friends and colleagues. Using a wide-ranging selection of Biblical verses, it takes the form of a dramatic dialogue between two choirs, a ‘chorus of mourners’ and a ‘chorus of the faithful’, concerning eternal life. Recorded here for the first time in its complete form, this Requiem is an emotional and dramatically intense journey of conflict and resolution, and entirely unique within American music history and the requiem tradition as a whole.


Thompson, Randall
Bible, lyricist(s)

  Requiem
1.   Part I: Lamentations 00:06:29
2.   Part II: The Triumph of Faith: Why make ye this ado 00:01:49
3.   Part II: The Triumph of Faith: What man is he 00:06:04
4.   Part II: The Triumph of Faith: Good tidings to the meek 00:02:47
5.   Part III: The Call to Song: Be filled with the spirit 00:01:36
6.   Part III: The Call to Song: O let the nations be glad 00:02:30
7.   Part III: The Call to Song: Sing unto Him 00:02:59
8.   Part III: The Call to Song: Utter a song 00:02:57
9.   Part IV: The Garment of Praise: Sing with the spirit 00:01:14
10.   Part IV: The Garment of Praise: Let everything that hath breath 00:00:46
11.   Part IV: The Garment of Praise: Let them give glory 00:02:23
12.   Part IV: The Garment of Praise: Praise Him all ye stars of light 00:03:21
13.   Part IV: The Garment of Praise: I am their music 00:02:29
14.   Part V: The Leave - taking: Ye were sometimes darkness 00:05:19
15.   Part V: The Leave - taking: The Lord shall be unto thee 00:01:06
16.   Part V: The Leave - taking: Return unto thy rest 00:02:36
17.   Part V: The Leave - taking: Thou hast given him 00:02:25
18.   Part V: The Leave - taking: Amen and amen, alleluia 00:06:27

Total Playing Time: 00:55:17






Composer(s):
Thompson, Randall

Lyricist(s):
Bible

Conductor(s):
Hayes, David

Choir(s):
Philadelphia Singers

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559789

Barcode: 636943978924

Physical Release: 05/2016

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