I wrote this Requiem to honour the memory of my father who died on December 4, 2013.
The first piece of the Requiem was composed for the funeral ceremony because my father had wished that would be played one of the pieces of the Requiem that he himself had composed for a friend. However, the musicians required for this piece – organ, trumpet and solo bass voice – were not available. So I decided to write the music on the same lyrics with the musicians available, namely my brother on violin, my sister as soprano soloist and myself on piano. This piece is the 7th of the Requiem… and it quickly became obvious to me that I had to compose the rest of it. So I started to write on the same structure and lyrics as the Requiem composed by my father, adding an Agnus Dei and a Sanctus (in swing!) and later an Interlude for organ since my father was organist.
Pieces of the Requiem: (for sheet music click on the title)
1. De Profundis + Psaume organ- piano- violin- cello- bassoon- choir
2. Kyrie Eleison piano-soprano
3. Epitre / Apocalypse 1 piano-violin- soprano- ténor
4. Épitre/ Apocalypse 2 violin- cello- bassoon- ténor- alto
5. Interlude ORGUE
6. Priere de Requiem cello- bassoon- choir- mezzo soprano
7. Evangile “je vous donne ma paix” piano -violin – soprano
8a. Prelude Choral orgue – piano-violin- cello- bassoon
8b. Choral “Mon Redempteur est vivant” piano- violin- cello- bassoon- choir
9. Agnus Dei piano- soprano- alto
10. Sanctus piano- violin- cello- bassoon- guitar- choir- organ
Extract of the concert (beginning of the Requiem)