Requiem

Sixten, Fredrik

For soprano, bass, mixed chorus and orchestra. Lyrics from the death mass and by Bengt Pohjanen in English translation b

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Requiem

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Description

For soprano, bass, mixed chorus and orchestra. Lyrics from the death mass and by Bengt Pohjanen in English translation by John Hearne.

Fredrik Sixten: When my dear friend Patrik Runeke became seriously ill and died - only 37 years old - feelings and thoughts concering life and death overwhelmed me. It was natural for me to turn to Bengt Pohjanen, with whom I had collaborated earlier, to ask him to formulate:
  • words of anger and of gratitude
  • words of guilt and of forgiveness
  • words of consolation, of love and hope.
These words of Bengt’s, in combination with the classical texts from the Latin Requiem Mass, form a kind of testament to mankind’s yearning for unity and perfection. In the final movement, In Paradisum, this yearning is borne forth to the God whom Bengt describes as being: Wisdom deep and loving. Stronger than death.

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Product specification

Poet

Pohjanen, Bengt / ur Mässordinariet

Scoring

2hn-timp-str(64442)

Voice parts

SATB div, sopran solo, bas solo

Duration

50

Tags

Kör, classical, sacred, Swedish, English, Latin, Choir & Orchestra, voice, Advanced

Composer

Sixten, Fredrik

Fredrik Sixten (born 1962 in Västra Götalands län in Sweden) trained as an organist and conductor and has studied composition with Professor Sven-David Sandström. He has been organist and choir director in Vänersborg (1991-2000), artistic director and conductor of the Gothenburg Boys’ Choir (1997-2001), organist of Härnösand Cathedral (2001-2013) and Cathedral Organist in Nidarosdomen, Trondheim (2013-2014). During this period the number of commissions received led to his becoming a full-time composer from 2014.

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