Requiem of Reconciliation

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The Requiem of Reconciliation was a collaborative work written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. It sets the Catholic mass for the dead in fourteen sections, each written by a different composer from a country involved in the war. [1] It was commissioned by the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany, and first performed by the Gächinger Kantorei, the Kraków Chamber Choir and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Helmuth Rilling. A two-CD set documenting this performance was released in 1996. [2] [3]

Sections of the work

  1. Prolog: Hör (by Luciano Berio, Italy) [4]
  2. Introitus and Kyrie (by Friedrich Cerha, Austria)
  3. Dies irae (by Paul-Heinz Dittrich, Germany)
  4. Judex ergo (by Marek Kopelent, Czech Republic)
  5. Juste judex (by John Harbison, US)
  6. Confutatis (by Arne Nordheim, Norway)
  7. Interludium (by Bernard Rands, UK/US)
  8. Offertorium (by Marc-André Dalbavie, France)
  9. Sanctus (by Judith Weir, UK)
  10. Agnus Dei (by Krzysztof Penderecki, Poland)
  11. Communio I (by Wolfgang Rihm, Germany)
  12. Communio II: Lux aeterna (by Alfred Schnittke, Russia, left incomplete due to illness and completed by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky)
  13. Responsorium (by Joji Yuasa, Japan)
  14. Epilog: Inscription on a Grave in Cornwall (by György Kurtág, Hungary)

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