Requiem-Based New Music, Part I


For this New Sounds program, the first of a two-part series, we'll listen to many works that draw inspiration from the text of the requiem mass, but have come from different parts of the world. For starters, there's Mistico Mediterraneo, a collaboration involving three different artists: Sardinian trumpet player Paolo Fresu, Italian bandoneonist Daniele Di Bonaventura and Corsican all-male choral group A Filetta.  We'll hear music from the principal composer of A Filetta, Jean-Claude Acquaviva, with his “Rex tremendae” and “Figliolu d’ella”  from a requiem written in 2004.  And much more.

PROGRAM #        3178, Requiem in New Music, Part I  (First aired on 3-7-11)                         





London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus/ Sir Colin Davis

LSO Live: Mozart Requiem

Mozart: Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626 – Lacrimosa, excerpt [1:30]

LSO Live 0127

Paolo Fresu/A Filetta/Daniele di Bonaventura

Mistico Mediterraneo

Rex Tremendae [4:55]

ECM 2203

Ingram Marshall

Fog Tropes

Gradual Requiem -  Part 4 & 5 [10:00]

New Albion 002

Jocelyn Pook


Requiem Aeternam [4:21]
Oppenheimer [6:41]
Flood [4:47]

Virgin #48150.  Out of print, but available for download via See also

Nicholas Lens

Flamma Flamma - The Fire Requiem

In corpore [5:00]

Sony 66293
Available as an import at

Hugues de Courson

Mozart L'Egyptien

Dhikr + Requiem + Golgotha, excerpt [10:00]

Virgin #71727, French import CD. Available online from Amazon France,