Beckenhorst Press SATB with baritone solo, C5, $9.95 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.
Listening CD C5CL $16.95 Acc. CD C5CA $79.95
Instrumentation (Full) C5B $295.00 Fl 1, Fl 2/Picc, Oboe/E. Horn, Clar, Bssn, 2 Horns, Tpt, Harp, Timp, 2 Perc, Vlns I & II, Vla, Cello, Dbl. Bass
Instrumentation (Chamber) C5A $195.00 Fl 1, Fl 2/Picc, Oboe/E. Horn, Clar, Bssn, Horn, Timp, 2 Perc, Piano (required)*, Organ (optional)**
*The chamber ensemble instrumentation is written with piano as the foundational instrument. In the vocal score, the piano is written as an orchestral reduction. In the chamber ensemble piano part, the piano is tacet in some passages, so as not to unnecessarily double the woodwinds.
**An optional organ part is available that doubles the string parts and some brass parts from the full orchestration. At times the organ part doubles the piano part. Both the piano and organ parts may be played simultaneously at the discretion of the conductor, taking into consideration balance issues.