Requiem (MAP)

Voicing: SATB

Composer: Michael John Trotta

$15.95

Requiem is a powerfully appealing, tender exploration of love and loss. Grounded in tradition while incorporating a present-day harmonic language, two Gregorian Chant motives are interwoven throughout the lush harmonies and soaring melodies. An excellent choice for the worship space or concert hall.

Requiem

Requiem is a powerfully appealing, tender exploration of love and loss. Grounded in tradition while incorporating a present-day harmonic language, two Gregorian Chant motives are interwoven throughout the lush harmonies and soaring melodies. The level of difficulty is within the reach of many choirs and most orchestral players, making it an attractive choice for church or concert hall. A new translation of the traditional text makes it possible to perform the work entirely in English or entirely in Latin. Available accompaniments for piano, organ only, organ and winds, or chamber orchestra. Whether your choir sings a major work twice a year or is looking to try a multi-movement work for the first time, it is an excellent choice for the worship space or concert hall.

The work has a flexible duration (28-40 min.) depending on the inclusions optional solo and a cappella movements. 40 min. – Complete – All movements – 34 min. – Without Solo Movements (5 And 9) – 33 min. – Without Unaccompanied Movements (2 and 7) – 28 min. – Without Unaccompanied or Solo Movements (1,3,4,6,9, 10 only)

There are 3 accompaniment options:
Piano/Organ only;
Organ and Winds (5 players + org.);
Chamber Orch. (13-20 players)

1. Introit et Kyrie
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam
ad te omnis caro veniet.
Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.

2. Dies Irae

Dies irae, dies illa,
solvet saeclum in favilla,
teste David cum Sibylla.

Mors stupebit et natura,
cum resurget creatura,
judicanti responsura.

Recordare, Jesu pie,
ne me perdas (illa die).
Huic ergo parce, Deus,

dona eis requiem.

3. Offertory et Hostias

Domine, Jesu Christe, Rex gloriae,
libera animas omnium fidelium defunctorum
de poenis inferni et de profundo lacu.
Libera eas de ore leonis;
ne absorbeat eas tartarus,
ne cadant in obscurum.

Sed signifer sanctus Michael
repraesentet eas in lucem sanctam. Heav’nly Hosts

Quam olim Abrahae promisisti et semini eius.

Hostias et preces tibi, Domine, laudis offerimus:
tu suscipe pro animabus illis,
quarum hodie memoriam facimus,
fac eas, Domine, de morte transire ad vitam.

Quam olim Abrahae promisisti et semini eius.

4. Sanctus

Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth!
Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua.
Hosanna in excelsis.

Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domine.
Hosanna in excelsis!

Latin Text (continued) English Translation by Vaughn Roste (continued)

5. Pie Jesu

Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem.
Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem sempiternam.

6. Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei, qui tollis pecatta mundi,
dona eis requiem.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
dona eis requiem sempiternam.

7. Lux Aeterna

Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine,
cum sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius es.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis,
quia pius es.

8. Libera Me

Libera me, Domine, de morte aeterna
in die illa tremenda,
quando coeli movendi sunt et terra,
dum veneris judicare saeculum per ignem.

Tremens factus sum ego et timeo,
dum discussion venerit atque ventura ira.
Dies illa, dies iræ, calamitatis et miseriæ,
dies magna et amara valde
dum veneris iudicare sæculum per ignem.

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

9. Et Mors Ultra Non Erit

Et absterget Deus omnem lacrymam ab oculis eorum,
et mors ultra non erit,
neque luctus, neque clamor,
neque dolor erit ultra,
quia prima abierunt.

Ubi est mors victoria tua?
Ubi est mors stimulus tuus?

10. In Paradisum

In paradisum deducant angeli;
in tuo adventu suscipiant te Martyres,
et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem.

Chorus angelorum te suscipat
et cum Lazaro, quondam paupere,
aeternam habeas requiem.

1. Introit and Kyrie
Grant them your eternal rest,
may your light forever shine upon them, O Lord.
O God, we sing to you hymns in Zion,
and to you we lift our praise, singing in Jerusalem.
Hear us, your faithful servants as we pray to you,
for unto you all flesh shall come.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

2. Dies Irae

Day of wrath and day of judgment,
Earth shall perish in an instant,
as foretold by prophets ancient.

Death and nature both are shaken,
as creation re-awakens,
to its Judge an answer making.

O Lord Jesus, merciful Jesus, save them.
O Lord Jesus, spare them,
grant to them eternal rest.

3. Offertory et Hostias

Lord Jesus Christ, the King most glorious,
liberate all of the faithful souls now departed.
Save them from the inferno and the pains of hell:
Liberate them from the mouth of the lion,
do not let their souls be swallowed up,
nor fall into the darkness.

Yet may the archangel Michael
bring them forth into holy light.

As you have promised unto Abraham and to his descendants.

Sacrifices, prayers and praises, Lord, we now offer to you:
We make them today for the sake of the souls
who have gone now before us,
that they may pass from death into life!

As you have promised to Abraham and his descendants.

4. Sanctus

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Heav’nly Hosts!
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest!

5. Pie Jesu

Gracious Lord, our Savior, our Light, Word made flesh,
O Lord, grant them your peace eternal.

6. Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,
grant them your peace.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,
grant them your peace eternal.

7. Lux Aeterna

May your light shine on them forever,
with your holy saints forever, for you are gracious.
Grant them rest forever, O Lord,
and may your light shine on them forever,
thanks to your great mercy.

8. Libera Me

Save me, gracious Lord, from death eternal,
Lord, on that day of judgement,
when the heavens and earth shall tremble,
when you come to judge the world by fire.

I am filled with fear and trembling.
as the coming Judgement.
On that day of wrath and judgement, calamity, and misery,
day of bitterness and sadness
when you come to judge the world with fire.

Grant them your eternal rest, O Lord,
and may your light forever shine upon them.

9. Et Mors Ultra Non Erit

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes,
and death shall be no more.
Neither mourning, nor crying,
nor grief shall be anymore,
for the first things have passed away.

Death, where is your victory?
Death, where is your sting?

10. In Paradisum

May the angels lead you into paradise;
may the martyrs welcome you upon your coming,
and lead you into the holy city, Jerusalem.

May a choir of angels welcome you,
and as Lazarus, who once was poor,
may you have eternal rest, forever.

Grant them your eternal rest, O Lord,
and may your light forever shine upon them.

Complete text, translations, and program notes may be downloaded at: www.mjtrotta.com/programnotes