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John Tavener

Publisher: Chester Music

Little Requiem for Father Malachy Lynch (1972),
commissioned by the Southern Cathedrals Festival
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble
Year Composed
1972
Duration
13 Minutes
Chorus
SATB
Language
Latin
Orchestration
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Programme Note
John Tavener Little Requiem for Father Malachy Lynch (1972),
Father Malachy was responsible for the re-founding of the Carmelite Priory at Aylesford, Kent, where he was Prior. I began the Requiem on returning from his dramatic open air funeral; the music has for me a deeply personal connection with Father Malachy, hence the use of the Latin singular throughout.

J.T.

  • Ensemble
    Westminster Abbey Choir / English Chamber Orchestra
    Conductor
    Martin Neary
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