This stunning a cappella work is carefully crafted to bring it well within reach for many choirs. A wonderfully lush and sonorous tonal palette is sprinkled with moments of prepared dissonance and close harmonies. The middle section quotes the “Requiem” chant tune. A perfect contrasting pairing with Trotta’s rhythmic and popular “Dies Irae.” Excerpted from Requiem, the major work for choir and orchestra, currently in progress.
Lux æterna luceat eis, Domine: Cum Sanctis tuis in æternum: quia pius es.
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine: et lux perpetua luceat eis. Cum Sanctis tuis in æternum: quia pius es.
May light eternal shine upon them, O Lord, with Thy Saints for evermore: for Thou art gracious.
Eternal rest give to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them: With Thy Saints for evermore, for Thou art gracious.