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Igor Feodorovich Stravinsky
1882 - 1971
Russia / United States of America
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I.F. Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky (05/06/1882 - 06/04/1971), an American composer of Russian origin, born in Oranienbaum, near St Petersburg.
Author:Theo Willemze
Source:Componistenlexicon
Introitus T.S. Eliot in memoriam
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1965
Musical form:fragment
Text/libretto:Latin
Duration:4'
In memory of:T.S. Eliot
Introitus T.S. Eliot in memoriam (1965) for male chorus and ensemble. Length: 4'. T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), an American poet, critic, and editor, who died on January the 4th 1965.
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T.S. Eliot
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Requiem canticles
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1966
Musical form:fragments
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Duration:14'27''
In memory of:Helen Buchanan Seeger
Label(s):Chandos 9408
Deutsch Grammophon 447 068-2
Stravinsky’s Requiem canticles (1965–66), another partial setting of the liturgy, the words of the "Libera me" are sung by a quartet of soloists and, at the same time, spoken by the chorus in a rapid, rhythmically free parlando.
Requiem canticles, dated 1966 and dedicated to the memory of Helen Buchanan Seeger, contains:
- Prelude. Orch
- Exaudi. Choir and orch
- Dies irae. Choir and orch
- Tuba mirum. Bass-solo and orch
- Interlude. Orch
- Rex tremendae. Choir and orch
- Lacrimosa. Altus-solo and orch
- Libera me. Vocal quartet, choir and orch
- Postlude. Orch
Author:Steven Chang-Lin Yu
This is the music performed at Stravinsky's funeral in Venice; according to his widow: "He and we knew he was writing it for himself." Stravinsky: "Most listeners seemed to find it the easiest to take home of my last-period – or last-ditch-period – music, and though I know of no universal decision as to whether it is to be thought of as compressed or merely brief, I think the opus may be safely called the first mini- or pocket-Requiem." Robert Craft described the closing Postlude as "the chord of Death, followed by silence, the tolling of bells, and again silence, all thrice repeated, then the three final chords of Death alone."