New Track Release – Howells Requiem Aeternam

On October 29th, the choir released the second track from the new CD which will be available in March 2019.

It is the third piece from Howells’ Requiem – Requiem Aeternam (1).

It’s a beautiful and moving work written in the early 1930s but unpublished until 1980, and is a request for rest and perpetual light for those who have died. The release coincides with both All Souls Day (at which a Requiem would be sung) next Friday 2 November and the upcoming commemoration on 11 of the centenary of the end of the First World War

Requiem Aeternam I – Herbert Howells

Requiem aeternam dona eis,
Et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.

[Rest eternal grant them.
And let light perpetual shine on them.
Rest eternal grant them, Lord.]

Words from the introit for the Mass for the Dead from the Roman Missal

The track can be streamed from Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Shazaam and Pandora

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