An American Requiem

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45 minutes


SATB Soloists, Choir, Organ

premiered by

Kunstuniversität Graz

commissioned by

Convent Avenue Baptist Church

An American Requiem

An American Requiem is a setting of the traditional Requiem text in English. The work fuses various styles from Gospel and Pop to Serialism and Baroque Fugue to offer a message of hope and salvation in times of pain and darkness. It was first composed in 2016 after a series of mass shootings swept the USA. In 2021 it was revised and excerpts were premiered in a virtual choir performance dedicated to the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. In April 2022 the complete work was premiered live by students of the University for Performing Arts Graz under the direction of the composer in the breathtaking Herz Jesu Kirche.

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