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Sebastian Wolff
1929 - 2022
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S. Wolff
Father Sebastian Wolff (17/04/1929 - 19/12/2022), an Irish composer. He has been a monk at the Devon Monastery of Buckfast since 1948 and has dedicated his life to its ongoing work and worship. His duties as organist to the community in its regular cycle of prayer and liturgy, and the undeniable beauty of the Abbey church, have both over the years inspired the creation of his music.
Composed in:1991
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:people who died in the 20th century of violence
Label(s):Herald HAVPCD 271
The requiem, composed specifically as an act of worship and remembrance rather than as a concert work, dates from 1988-91. In the composer's words, it is 'a modest attempt to express in sound a deep feeling of supplication to God for people who died in this [20th] century of violence.'
It contains:
01. Introit
02. Kyrie
03. Sanctus
04. Benedictus
05. Pie Jesu
06. Agnus Dei
07. Libera me
08. In paradisum