When the instruments replace the voiceIn this composition violins replace the human voice. They sound like a song for forgiveness, as a lamentation and resemble the chirping of the birds.
Once emerged from the funeral mass, Requiem belongs to one of the most beloved genres of sacred music since the dawn of the human kind. The central part of the Requiem is the sequent Dies Ires. Its most famous words, gained popularity largely due to Mozart, are not only the initial, but also the final lines:
Ah! that day of tears and mourning,
From the dust of earth returning
Man for judgement must prepare him,
Spare, O God, in mercy spare him.
Lord, all-pitying, Jesus blest,
Grant them Thine eternal rest. Amen.
This prayer that asks for forgiveness and reconciliation has found an unprecedented resonance in music history. However, despite the various versions of the Requiem, its purely instrumental version did not exist yet.
Our musicians are: Emmy Storms, Fiona Robertson, Anna Antipova, Anna Britala, Ernst Spyckerelle, Andrii Chugai, Eduardo Paredes Crespo & conductor Maxim Shalygin