Requiem-Michael-John-Trotta

Requiem-Michael-John-Trotta

Requiem for Choir and Orchestra

Requiem Key Features:

  • Language: Latin or English (at the choice of the conductor)
  • Forces: SATB, Soprano Solo, Choir
  • Length: Approx. 35 Minutes
  • Number of Movements: 7
  • Performance Options:
    • Keyboard Only – Piano or Organ (playing from vocal score)
    • Chamber Orchestra – Flute, Oboe, French Horn, Harp, Strings (9 + players)
    • Full Orchestra – 2.2.2.2 – 4.3.2.1 – Harp, Percussion, Strings
  • Scores available for January 2022 rehearsals.

Requiem for Choir and Orchestra

Following the success and Carnegie Hall debut of Seven Last Words, Gloria, Magnificat, and the writing of Te Deum, Requiem promises to be the next in the line of multi-movement major works by composer Michael John Trotta.

A 35-minute work for choir with orchestra, this seven-movement work engenders grace, hope, and solace amidst the experience of loss in life. The music will be appropriate for both concert or worship settings.

Applications are now being accepted for spaces in the consortium of choirs that will commission this work. This popular model allows each choir (usually 6-8) to have their own independent premiere, yet makes a major work as affordable as commissioning a single piece.

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Here’s what people are saying about composer Michael John Trotta:

“fascinating, infectious … effectively carries out the dialogue between the ancient . . . and the modern listener”- Choral Journal

“informs the thoughts and aspirations of the people and the time” – Choral Scholar

“euphonious” – Gramophone

“weaves rich harmonies and memorable melodic lines into delightful tapestries of sound”– Stage and Cinema

“elegant, singable music with a strong spiritual heft” – Choir and Organ

  1. Introitus: Requiem aeternam

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion,
Et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem
Exaudi orationem meam
Ad te omnis caro veniet.

 

  1. Kyrie

Kyrie, eleison!
Christe, eleison!
Kyrie, eleison!

 

  1. Graduale: Requiem aeternam

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine:
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
In memoria aeterna erit iustus,
ab auditione mala non timebit.

 

  1. Tractus: Absolve, Domine

Absolve, Domine,
animas omnium fidelium defunctorum
ab omni vinculo delictorum
et gratia tua illis succurente
mereantur evadere iudicium ultionis,
et lucis aeternae beatitudine perfrui

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  1. Sequentia: Dies Irae

Dies irae, dies illa
Solvet saeclum in favilla,
Teste David cum Sibylla.

Quantus tremor est futurus,
Quando judex est venturus,
Cuncta stricte discussurus!

Tuba mirum spargens sonum
Per sepulcra regionum,
Coget omnes ante thronum.

Mors stupebit et natura,
Cum resurget creatura,
Judicanti responsura.

Liber scriptus proferetur,
In quo totum continetur,
Unde mundus judicetur.

Judex ergo cum sedebit,
Quidquid latet apparebit.
Nil inultum remanebit.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus?
Quem patronum rogaturus,
Cum vix justus sit securus?

Rex tremendae majestatus
qui salvandos salvas gratis
sale me, fons pietatis

Recordare, Jesu pie,
Quod sum causa tuae viae:
Ne me perdas illa die.

Quaerens me, sedisti, lassus;
Redemisti crucem passus;
Tantus labor non sit cassus.

Juste Judex ultionis,
Donum fac remissionis
Ante diem rationis.

Ingemisco tanquam reus,
Culpa rubet vultus meus;
Supplicanti parce, Deus.

Qui Mariam absolvisti,
Et latronem exaudisti,
Mihi quoque spem dedisti.

Preces meae non sunt dignae,
Sed tu, bonus, fac benigne,
Ne perenni cremer igne.

Inter oves locum praesta,
Et ab hoedis me sequestra,
Statuens in parte dextra.

Confutatis maledictis
Flammis acribus addictis,
Voca me cum benedictus.

Oro supplex et acclinis,
Cor contritum quasi cinis,
Gere curam mei finis.

Lacrimosa dies illa,
Qua resurget ex favilla
Judicandus homo reus.

Huic ergo parce, Deus:
Pie Jesu Domine:
Dona eis requiem. Amen.

 

  1. Offertorium: Domine, Jesu Christe

Domine, Jesu Christe, Rex gloriae,
libera animas omnium fidelium defunctorum
de poenis inferni
et de profundo lacu.
Libera eas de ore leonis
ne absorbeat eas tartarus,
ne cadant in obscurum;
Sed signifer sanctus Michael
repraesentet eas in lucem sanctam,
Quam olim Abrahae promisisti
et semini eius.

Hostias et preces tibi, Domine
laudis offerimus
tu suscipe pro animabus illis,
quarum hodie memoriam facimus.
Fac eas, Domine, de morte
transire ad vitam.
Quam olim Abrahae promisisti
et semine eius.

 

  1. Sanctus (+ Benedictus)

Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus
Dominus Deus Sabaoth!
Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua.
Hosanna in excelsis!

Benedictus

Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domine.
Hosanna in excelsis!

  1. Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei, qui tollis pecatta mundi
dona eis requiem.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
dona eis requiem sempitername.

 

  1. Lux Aeterna

Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine,
cum sanctis tuis in aeternum,
quia pius es.
Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis,
quia pius es.

 

  1. Pie Jesu

Pie Jesu, Domine, dona eis requiem.
Pie Jesu, Domine, dona eis requiem, sempiternam.

 

  1. Libera me

Libera me, Domine, de morte aeterna
in die illa tremenda
quando coeli movendi sunt et terra,
dum veneris judicare saeculum per ignem.

Tremens factus sum ego et timeo,
dum discussion venerit atque venture ira:
quando coeli movendi sunt et terra.

 

  1. In Paradisum

In paradisum deducant angeli;
in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyrus
et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem.

Chorus angelorum te suscipat
et cum Lazaro, quondam paupere,
aeternam habeas requiem.

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