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Missa Solis - Requiem for Eli : for symphony orchestra, SATB chorus & male treble solo / Nigel Westlake.
by Nigel Westlake (2010)
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))
Duration: 42 mins
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)
Commissioned by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
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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Analysis & Media
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