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Requiem - Howells and Fauré Music for All Saints Britten - War Requiem - Washington Chorus Shafer
One of America's great cathedral men and boys choirs sings two great Requiems, one French, one English.  Recorded at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis with orchestra. The Choirs of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta present a heavenly foretaste of music for the Feast of All Saints. Winner of the Grammy® Award for Best Choral Performance! Recorded live at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The War Requiem was written in 1962 for the consecration of the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral and was first performed there in May 1962. Coventry Cathedral had been destroyed during the Battle of Britain in World War II. The work received immediate critical acclaim and was hailed as a masterpiece. A life-long pacifist, Britten wrote his Requiem as a statement against the horrors of war. In it, he intersperses the traditional Latin Requiem texts with works by Wilfred Owen, a poet who died in battle in World War I.
Berlioz Requiem - Washington Chorus - Shafer In Paradisum/South Dakota Chorale
Berlioz: Requiem/Washington Chorus (2 CDs!)
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The Grammy® award-winning Washington Chorus and Orchestra join forces with the Shenandoah Conservatory Choir in this performance of Berlioz’s Requiem, op.5, recorded live at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In its intensity, massive scale, and lyricism, the Requiem represents the height of French Romanticism, and remains one of the most awe-inspiring works in the history of music. Winner: Grammy for Best Classical Producer, Blanton Alspaugh. In their debut recording, the South Dakota Chorale performs the rarely recorded “organ version” of Duruflé’s Requiem, using the French-influenced Bedient organ of First Congregational Church in Sioux Falls, SD.
   
 
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