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Paul Amrod
1951 -
United States of America, NY
P. Amrod
Paul Amrod (17/05/1951), an American composer, born in Chateugay, New York, since 1981 living and working in Germany. He received his musical education at the world-renowned Juilliard School. In 1980 after a seven year tour through the New Yorker Jazz scene and as the opening band for such acts as Janis Joplin, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, NRBQ, he returned to Juilliard and closed out with a Masters Degree, majoring in Composition. In New York he was involved in writing arrangements for A&M Records and was a Studio pianist for Columbia Records. In his earlier days he sang in choirs under the direction of Leornard Bernstein.
Paul Amrod: "I am a man who takes Jazz Elements in other works and brings the rhythms and slyles into a fully-woven homogenous contemporary enviroment. However this piece is true to the roots of the Renaissance with no audible jazz resources. I am a Graduate of the Juilliard and a fervent rhythmic, melodic and harmonic composer. I am also very fond of Stravinsky and his rhythmical approach and Scriabin's Harmonics.
I am still active in Jazz. I am a pianist who gives concerts in the history of the SoloJazz Piano. I loathe the 12 tone regimentation. Anyone who means pitches of all equal importance is his philospohy has destroyed the feeling of chord progressions in music."
Author:Paul Amrod
Period:21st century
Composed in:2005
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
This Requiem is for an a cappella mixed choir (four voices,SATB), composed in January 2005. It was composed beacause of the amount of human tragedy we are experiencing today. It was not dedicated to anyone special. It is in a NeoRenaissance Style reminescent of Gesualdo but as well highly new sounding. It is a contemporary classical piece. It contains:
01. Kyrie eleison - Requiem aeternam
02. Dies irae
03. Lacrymosa
04. Domine Jesu
05. Benedictus
06. Agnus Dei
07. Lux aeterna
Author:Paul Amrod