Karl Jenkins' Requiem: Dies Irae

>> Thursday, October 29, 2009


Released in 2005, Requiem is an album by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins. In this work, Jenkins interjects movements featuring Japanese death poems in the form of a haiku with those traditionally encountered in a Requiem Mass. At times, the Latin text is sung below the text of the haiku.


2 comments:

Kathy Handyside October 31, 2009 at 12:15 PM  

Frightening images, but what a fascinating version of Dies Irae!!! Very cool!

Lynette November 1, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

This video totally creeps me out, but the music is very compelling and the Dies Irae so well interpreted by the composer that I couldn't resist it. I've listened to a number of works by Jenkins in the last several months and have really come to respect this composer and his work.

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