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Missa Solis - Requiem for Eli

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Missa Solis - Requiem for Eli : for symphony orchestra, SATB chorus & male treble solo / Nigel Westlake.

by Nigel Westlake (2010)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 flutes (doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets (2nd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contra-bassoon), 6 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (6 players), 2 harps, piano/celesta, SATB choir, male treble solo (or female soprano solo, senza vibrato), strings.
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    Performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Nigel Westlake, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Liam Crisanti from the CD Missa solis, Requiem for Eli


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Over a long a protracted evolution, and forged by overwhelming tragedy, Missa Solis - Requiem for Eli has become a profound expression not only of grief, but also of joy and celebration of the life of my beloved son Eli, who's life was cruelly taken some weeks before his 22nd birthday.

Published by: Rimshot Music — 1 score (129p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 42 mins

Contents note:

1. Prologue -- 2. At the edge -- 3. Song of transience -- 4. Aurora -- 5. Nasce la Gioia Mia (My joy is born) -- 6. Hymn to the Aten -- 7. Siderius Nuncius (The Starry Messenger) -- 8. O Sol Almo Immortale (O Sun Immortal Lifegiver)

Dedication note: In memoriam - Eli Westlake

Commissioned by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

First performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Sidney Myer Music Bowl) on 19 Feb 2011

Developed from music composed for the documentary Solarmax.

Awarded 'Work of the Year: Orchestral' at the 2012 APRA/AMC Art Music Awards.

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