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Ray Vincent Adams
1952 - 2013
United States of America, CO
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R.V. Adams
Ray (Vincent) Adams (1952 - 12/03/2013), an American choir conductor (Aspen Choral Society) and composer from Colorado. He began his conducting studies at S.U.N.Y. Fredonia under Harry John Brown. Upon graduation he received his certification as a Registered Music Therapist. In 1976 he moved to the Aspen area and began his studies as a Conducting Fellow with the Aspen Music Festival under Murry Sidlin. Mr. Adams participated in Master Classes with Jorge Mester, Leonard Slatkin and Sergiu Commissiona. One year after his arrival in Aspen, he began conducting choral concerts and his annual Messiah concerts have enjoyed continued success since. He was recently accepted for a two-month residency by the Dorland Mountain Artist Colony in Southern California. The residency will commence in late spring of 2003 and will have Mr. Adams working on his first symphony, The Passions, for chorus and orchestra.
Ray Vincent Adams (1952 - 2013), born in Brooklyn, New York, was raised in Pearl River, New York, and began his conducting studies at S.U.N.Y. Fredonia under Harry John Brown. Upon graduation he received his certification as a Registered Music Therapist and lived in Texas and New Mexico. In 1976 he moved to Carbondale, Colorado, near Aspen and began his studies as a Conducting Fellow with the Aspen Music Festival under Murry Sidlin. Mr. Adams participated in Master Classes with Jorge Mester, Leonard Slatkin, and Sergiu Commissiona. One year after his arrival in Aspen, he began conducting choral concerts as well as his annual Messiah concerts which after 35 years have become the oldest running holiday tradition in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Requiem
Period:21st century
Composed in:2003
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass + secular texts
Requiem (première: April 2003) is scored for mixed chorus, solo quartet and full orchestra. The text for the work is predominantly drawn from the Latin Mass but also features sacred and secular texts from the many and varied faith traditions practiced around the world.