Episode #3179

Requiem-Based New Music, Part II

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

For this second program of a two-part mini-series, we'll listen to more unconventional works that draw inspiration from the text of the requiem mass. There's music by Gavin Bryars, the Cadman Requiem, written in honor of Bryars' sound engineer and friend, Bill Cadman, who died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  Also, hear a requiem by Ragnar Grippe from Sweden for soprano and synthesizer, a wordless requiem by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, and more. 

PROGRAM #        3179, Requiem in New Music, Part II                (First aired on 3-8-11)                         





Jan Garbarek & the Hilliard Ensemble


Christobal de Morales: Parce mihi domine, [6:00]

ECM 2516

Ragnar Grippe


Agnus Dei [4:42]
Confutatis maledictis [4:49]

BIS 820

Zbigniew Preisner

Requiem for My Friend

Lacrimosa [3:22]

Erato 24146

Hilliard Ensemble/Fretwork

Lockerbie Memorial Concert

Gavin Bryars: Cadman Requiem- (i)--Requiem [9:29]

GB Records BCGB 003

Arvo Part


Lamentate: Lamentabile [5:46]

ECM 1930

Zbigniew Preisner

Requiem for My Friend

Life The Beginning – Meeting [5:17]

See above.

Hymnia Chamber Choir Flemming Windekilde, cond

Schnittke: Requiem

 Requiem [4:14]

Classico 3601, or download from

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