Commissioned by Mark Stephenson on behalf of London Musici to celebrate the orchestra’s 20th anniversary, Eternal Light: A Requiem is a stand-alone choral work that had its London premiere in November 2008.
By contrast to the great Requiems of the past, Howard Goodall’s Requiem is intended to provide solace to the grieving. The composer said, “For me, a modern Requiem is one that acknowledges the terrible, unbearable loss and emptiness that accompanies the death of loved ones, a loss that is not easily ameliorated with platitudes about the joy awaiting us in the afterlife. … Musical expression can I hope provide some outlet, some reflection, some transportation, even some comfort… This was to be a Requiem for the living, a Requiem focussing on interrupted lives.”
Do not miss a rare opportunity to hear this wonderful contemporary work by an award-winning composer.
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