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Gary Hallquist
1954 -
United States of America, LA
G.F. Hallquist
Gary F. Hallquist (13/07/1954), an American composer, born in Shreveport (Louisiana). He is the Assistant Professor of Worship Ministries at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has previously served on the music staff of several large churches in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana, most recently at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham. He is a widely published composer of church choral and instrumental music, and a recording artist with two solo albums. Gary plays the saxophone, clarinet, and flute, and has a Master of Music degree in clarinet performance from the University of North Texas, as well as a Master of Theological Studies degree from Beeson Divinity School, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Oral Roberts University. He is a known conference speaker and worship leader.
Requiem for the Millennium
Period:21st century
Composed in:2000
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass + bible verses
Label(s):release by NOBS (New Orleans Baptist Seminary )
Requiem for the Millennium is for Choir, Soloists, Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Quartet.
This requiem contains:
01. Sanctus 8:15
02. Kyrie 5:19
03. Requiem Aeternam 8:29
04. Libera Me 5:03
05. Pie Jesu 6:28
06. Dona Nobis Pacem 5:19
07. Dies Irae 3:35
08. Veni, Domine Jesu 7:25
Audiences are invited to witness an epic musical performance when “Requiem for the Millennium” comes to Talbot Theater at Nicholls State University on Tuesday, April 6, 2004. The concert brings together the musical talents of the Nicholls State Concert Choir, the choir from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, several vocal soloists, an orchestra and a jazz combo. They will join their skills to perform a composition that includes a little of everything – classical, jazz, gospel and blues music. “Requiem for the Millennium” was composed by Gary Hallquist, an assistant professor of worship ministries at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a widely published composer of church choral and instrumental music and a recording artist with two solo albums. He plays the saxophone, clarinet and flute. “Requiem for the Millennium” was commissioned by the seminary and first performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000. The jazz combo includes pianist Dwight Fitch, worship leader at Celebration Church in Metairie, bassist Robert Dickson of Birmingham, Ala., and drummer Caudle “Jay” Atkins, a student at the seminary. The concert will be conducted by Ken Gabrielse, chairman of church music at the seminary.