Editors’ Notes Timothy Hamilton’s Requiem, written to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of WWI, draws on influences including Verdi, Fauré, Bruckner and John Rutter. The result is a powerful work that expresses the sadness, anger, regret, and contemplation of the war and its aftermath. A short prelude sets the scene before a succession of heartfelt movements mourn the fallen. The ninth movement, “Lest we forget,” is a prayerful orchestral interlude before a lone soldier, baritone David Stout, intones the stunning “Pie Jesu,” a plea to God for eternal rest. The peaceful “In paradisum” concludes the work with music of radiance.

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Requiem
Requiem: I. Prelude
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Requiem: II. Introit
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Requiem: III. Kyrie
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Requiem: IV. The Warrior's Psalm (Psalm 91)
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Requiem: V. Hostias
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Requiem: VI. Sanctus
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Requiem: VII. Benedictus
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Requiem: VIII. Agnus Dei
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Requiem: IX. Lest We Forget
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Requiem: X. Pie Jesu
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Requiem: XI. Libera me
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Requiem: XII. In paradisum
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