C5, SATB with baritone solo, $10.95
Date released: 2013
In the tradition of his Te Deum, Magnificat, and Gloria, comes the latest major work by Mark Hayes – Requiem. Hayes has set this six-movement, 35-minute work in Latin and English. He incorporates many compositional techniques such as fugal development, chant-like sections, a cappella passages, mixed meter, percussive rhythms and elegant melodies that truly illuminate this sacred text. The Dies Irae movement features a captivating baritone solo. There are two orchestrations available; however, the rich piano accompaniment alone can fully support Hayes’ expressive choral writing. This is Hayes at his best, the culmination of 35 years of honing his choral and orchestral craft.