An English Requiem - Rex Tremendae

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The second section of my English Requiem - scored for high baritone or tenor solo and orchestra. The texture of the piece is pretty heavy and on "Sibelius" the solo part is all but swamped for the most part. This is intentional - I want the soloist to have to struggle with the orchestra to add to the drama of the text - and it works in performance. The last few pages hint at the Dies Irae that never was. I ran out of steam and it wasn't finished in time for the first performance in 1996. It still isn't.

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Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
5 minutes

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