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Dessy, Jean-Paul: Requiems 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Requiems
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    27
  • Year of composition: 
    2018
  • First performance (year): 
    2018
  • First performance (venue): 
    Flagey (Brussels)
  • First performance (performers): 
    Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir conducted by Risto Joost.
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Requiems
    Requiem, the accusative form of the Latin requies, is meaning ‘rest’.
The Requiems are an invitation, an introduction to rest, to the intangible peace that inhabits the depths of life.
A Requiem ought to help us go beyond thought (metanoia) and enter into the rest of the non-mental.
Is there a sound, a frequency, a rhythm, a voice that might help us live this? Such could be the function of a Requiem: those who listen to it, by the grace of sound, would enter into this non-space-time, this non-mental and would thus be in communion with the one or with those who have just given their last breath.
    Requiems is a ritual of the dead with a universal vocation. It is founded, in a spiritualist and non-literalist optic, on texts taken from the great traditions and in their sacred languages. Beyond the words, the thoughts, the emotions that appear and disappear, is there not, within us and within our reach, an open conscience, peace at hand, pure silence, that these Requiems give us to hear?
    -the Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit)
    - the Shahada (Arabic)
    - the Kaddish (Hebrew)
    
- the Our Father (Aramaic)

    - The Gospel of Saint John and announcement of the Resurrection (Greek)
    - the Missa pro Defunctis (Latin)

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
17
Musicians
Soprano(s)
2
Mezzo(s)
2
Alto(s)
2
Tenor(s)
2
Bass(es)
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
2
Cello
2
Double Bass
1
4-string

 

 

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