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Lera Auerbach

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    • Russian Requiem 
    • for Boy Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Bass, Boys, Choir, Mixed Choir and Large Orchestra [2007]
  • Co-commissioned by Musikfest Bremen, Philharmonische Gesellschaft Bremen and Semana de Musica Religiosa Cuenca
  • Text by:  Liturgy and Text by 12 Russian Poets
  • Language:  Russian
  • Publisher:  Musikverlag Hans Sikorski GmbH & Co. KG
  • Genre: Orchestra and Voices 
  • Duration: 01 h 25 min
Instrumentation: 3(picc, alto fl).3(cor anglais).3(bass cl).3(db bn) – 4.3.3.(bass trbn). 1 – timp. Perc (trgl, flex, crystal glasses, crot, bass drum, cym, tam-t, gong, tubular bells, glsp, 2 vibr, bass marimba), harp. piano. cel. org ad lib. strings – CD (ringing of bells)

1. Prelude; Forgive Us, O Lord [Russian Orthodox]
2. Not Under the Foreign Skies [Anna Akhmatova]
3. The Scream [Zinaida Hippius]
4. A Prayer for the New Martyrs of Russia–
The Stars of Death [Anna Akhmatova]
5. Forgive me, O Lord [Russian Orthodox]
6. Pray for me [Anna Akhmatova, Joseph Brodsky]
7. Lord, Thou Hast Been my Dwelling Place [Psalm 90/91]
8. Grant Them Rest with the Saints [Zinaida Hippius]
9. Interlude. Memory eternal [Anna Akhmatova]
10. The Night. Prayers for the Death [Alexander Blok, Viktor Sosnoral]
11. All Mighty God Shall Rise and Judge [Gavriil Derzhavin]
12. It is Good that there is no Tzar [Gerorgi Ivanov, Russian folk song]
13. Troparions ndash; Eternal Rest [Russian Orthodox]
14. I Will Be, O Russia, in your Dreams [Irina Ratushinskaya]
15. The Country of Slaves, The Country of Masters [Mikhail Lermontov, Alexander Pushkin]
16. Prisonerrsquo;s Prayer to the Guardian Angel [Russian Orthodox]
17. That which has no ame [Georgi Ivanov]
18. My Soul; Memory Eternal [Boris Pasternak, Osip Mandelstam, Psalm 90]
All sections should be performed without pause

First Performance: 14 September 2007 | Bremen, Germany
First Performers: Ardam, Elzbieta (Mezzo soprano), Storoyev, Nikita (Bass), Estonian Boys’ Choir, Latvian State Choir, Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra, Kaljüste, Tonu (Conductor)
GEMA: 10225882-001
ISWC: T-802.579.489-3
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