This is the complete mp3 Composer's Virtual Instruments Demo Recording of William Hawley's Requiem Commemoratio Omnium Fidelium Defunctorum for Chorus and Orchestra, in one file (27 minutes). The entrance points and endpoints of each movement are as follows:
I. Introit and Kyrie [0:00-5:49]
II. Psalm (Inclina Domine) [5:51-9:02]
III. Gradual [9:05-11:28],
IV. Offertory (Domine Jesu Christe) [14:10-18:36]
V. Communion (Lux Aeterna) [18:39-23:42]
VI. Antiphon (In Paradisum) [23:44-:26:44]
William Hawley's Requiem Commemoratio Omnium Fidelium Defunctorum for Chorus and Orchestra, with Version for Chorus and Organ, was commissioned and premiered by St. Dominic's Catholic Church, San Francisco, Simon Berry, Director of Music And Liturgy. The Liturgical World Premiere took place on All Souls' Day, November 2, 2007 at Solemn Mass in St. Dominic's Church, with the combined forces of the San Francisco Choral Artists, Magen Solomon, Artistic Director, the St. Dominic's Solemn Mass Choir, and the St. Dominic's Festival Orchestra, conducted by Mr. Berry. The homily was given by the then Archbishop of San Francisco, George Hugh Niederauer.
The Requiem received its Second Liturgical Performance on the Tenth Anniversary of its premiere, on All Souls' Day, November 2, 2017, in St. Dominic's Church, with the St. Dominic's Solemn Mass Choir and Festival Orchestra, conducted by Simon Berry.
The work comprises six movements:
I. Introit and Kyrie
II. Psalm (Inclina Domine)
III. Gradual and Tract (Requiem, Absolve Domine)
IV. Offertory (Domine Jesu Christe)
V. Communion (Lux Aeterna)
VI. Antiphon (In Paradisum)
The following PDF files are available separately at SMP Press, in the Composer's Edition:
1. Full Score (82 pp.)
2. Set of Parts (75 pp.):
2 Horns in F
1Trumpet in Bb
Strings (with permission to copy multiple String Parts as required. Suggested minimum strings: 6,6,4,4,2 for a Chorus of 32 Singers):
3. Vocal Score, with Piano Reduction for rehearsal (47 pp.), with permission to print multiple copies for the Conductor, Rehearsal Pianist, and Chorus. Suggested Chorus size: 32 Singers (8S, 8A, 8T, 8B)
4. Organ Version Score, for performance with Chorus and Organ only (47 pp.), with permission to print multiple copies for the Conductor, Rehearsal Pianist, and Chorus. Suggested Chorus size: 32 Singers (8S, 8A, 8T, 8B)
The Full Score and Parts are formatted for printing on 9" X 12" Concert Size paper, but may readily be printed at 8.5" X 11" Letter Size or A4 by selecting "Fit" or "Shrink Oversized Pages" in Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat Reader, or other PDF printing application. The Vocal Score and the Organ Version Score are formatted for 8.5" X 11" Letter Size printing.
The audio clip for the Full Score contains brief excerpts from each movement of the recording of the World Premiere in one continuous file [3'59"]:
I. Introit (ending) [0:00] and Kyrie (opening) [0:16]
II. Psalm (Inclina Domine) [0:35]
III. Gradual [0:51], Tract (Requiem, Absolve Domine) [1:25]
IV. Offertory (Domine Jesu Christe) [2:00]
V. Communion (Lux Aeterna) [2:45]
VI. Antiphon (In Paradisum) [3:21]
The complete Premiere Recording CD, including the entire music of the Solemn Mass and the homily of the Most Reverend Niederauer is available at St. Dominic's Parish Office (https://stdominics.org/music/recordings ).
Total performance duration of both versions of the work: ca. 27 minutes. ASCAP http://williamhawley.net
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