An English Requiem
(2012) for choir
with treble, tenor, soprano and baritone soloists – and organ, with obligato trumpet in Doomsday and Offerings
Texts from the Missa Pro Defunctis (translated by the composer), Byron’s Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage and Tennyson’s In Memoriam
Rest; give them rest for ever, Lord
You are worthy of hymns in Zion and a vow shall be made to you in Jerusalem.
Hear my prayer: all flesh shall come to you.
Have mercy, Lord! Christ have mercy!
And make light to shine on them for ever!
The ten pieces in an English Requiem can be performed separately in concerts or services.
They can be ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org at £2 each, or £10 for a full score.
Click to see a music example from each piece:
Give them Rest, O Lord
Dear Lord Jesus
Lord God of Hosts
Save me, O Lord!