Secular Requiem explores an individual’s relationship to death in different contexts including community, the deceased, the self, passage of time, and the present moment. This requiem explores musical duality on different levels including time, texture, harmony, and style. The texts are comprised of quotes and poetry by Leonard Bernstein, Sara Teasdale, Kelsey MacDonald, and the composer. This piece was largely composed following the death of the composer’s paternal grandfather, Larry Swatosh.
A commercial recording of this piece will be available sometime later this year
Perusal score available soon