REQUIEM FOR THE LIVING

Quickly becoming Dan’s best-known work, Requiem for the Living is a 40-minute, 5-movement work published by Hinshaw Music. Information below includes details of the three instrumentation options, ordering information, program notes, texts, and notable performances.

   

 

INSTRUMENTATION:

Available in three versions:

  • Chamber Ensemble:    flute/oboe/horn (optional)/perc (1 player)/ harp**/violin/cello with organ.
  • Expanded Chamber Ensemble* (combines the winds, harp**, and organ parts from the chamber ensemble version with the strings and percussion parts from the orchestral version):    flute/oboe/horn (optional)/perc (1 player)/timpani (optional)***/harp/strings (recommended minimum 3-4.3-4.2.2.1) with organ.
    • *This is the version performed by Bel Canto on Youtube and iTunes.
    • **Harp part for chamber and expanded chamber versions is different from orchestral harp part.
    • ***Expanded chamber version may be performed with the chamber version’s single-player percussion part, if needed.
  • Full Orchestra: Winds 2.2.2.2, Brass 2 (or 4).2.3.1, Percussion (1 player), Timpani (1 player), Harp, Strings (recommended minimum 4.4.2.2.1).

 
 

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Vocal scores available for sale through Hinshaw Music and other music distributors.

Full audio recording available digitally from iTunes, or as a physical CD from Hinshaw Music.

Small-format perusal scores of all three versions available for sale ($15) from Hinshaw Music.

All three versions’ scores and parts for performance available on rental from Hinshaw Music.

Separate conductor’s scores (including beautiful hard-bound full orchestral scores) are also available for sale through Hinshaw Music.

 

REHEARSAL TRACKS:

For choirs who desire rehearsal tracks, former Chanticleer singer Matt Curtis (Choral Tracks, LLC) has a fine set available, with various options ranging from individual movements/parts, to a master license for all movements/all parts. Click here for more information.

 

PROGRAM NOTES:

(click to download; may be freely quoted in programs, papers, promotional material, etc)

 

TEXTS:

(click here to download; all texts are public domain and may be freely quoted in programs, papers, etc.)

 

PERFORMANCES:

As of early 2014, within the first six months of publication, the Requiem has already been performed across the US, including a performance in Carnegie Hall, and is nearing a third printing. Numerous upcoming performances are scheduled in venues across the US, as well as a Canadian premiere (April 2014), a European premiere (France, July 2014), and a South African premiere (September 2014).

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