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Missa Pro Defunctis (2018) for SATB (single voices) and chamber ensemble.

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By Thomas Oboe Lee

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Flute, Clarinet, Double Bass, String Quartet, Harp, SATB - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Thomas Oboe Lee. 21st Century, 20th Century, Romantic Period, Classical Period, Baroque Period. Score. 145 pages. Published by Thomas Oboe Lee (S0.393965).

Item Number: S0.393965

The inspiration for my Missa Pro Defunctis (2018) was Fauré's Requiem in which he ignored the "fire and brimstone" text of the Dies irae and Tuba mirum in the Sequence of the Requiem Mass.  And consequently he created a work that is peaceful, tranquil and uplifting.  I'd like to think of death in that way.

So, I proceeded by taking the exact text that Fauré used in his work, and instead of a large chorus and full orchestra I decided to do a chamber version.  It is scored for SATB (single voices), flute, clarinet, string  quartet, double bass and harp.

The movements, as in the Fauré, are:

1. Introit and Requiem
2. Offertory
3. Santus
4. Pie Jesu
5. Agnus Dei
6. Libera me
7. In paradisum

The entire work has a duration of ca. 29 minutes.

Missa Pro Defunctis (2018) is dedicated to the "residents" in the Protestant Cemetery in Rome.

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