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Zbigniew Preisner

Publisher: Chester Music

Requiem for my Friend (1996)
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble
Year Composed
1996
Duration
1 Hour 10 Minutes
Chorus
SATB (10.10.10.10)
Solo Instrument(s)
treble[=girl soprano], soprano, countertenor
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Programme Note
Zbigniew Preisner Requiem for my Friend (1996)
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  • Ensemble
    Sinfonia Varsovia / Warsaw Chamber Choir
    Soloist(s)
    Elzbieta Towarnicka, soprano
    Conductor
    Jacek Kaspszyk
  • Ensemble
    Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
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“Warsaw is the shining star of the newly emerging economies of Eastern Europe, and the recent world premiere of Preisner’s Requiem for my Friend reflected its confidence. Staged on a lavish scale at the Grand Theatre before an invited black tie audience of 2000, it was a unique artistic event…Eerily atmospheric, it is conventionally tonal throughout. Spatial sound and great emphasis on sonority are the key to its mood: the large orchestra includes organ, vibraphone, bells, gongs and a battery of percussion.” “Grand Theatre, Warsaw, October 1998”
Brendan Carroll, BBC Music Magazine,,01/01/0001
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