The Flood, Requiem

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A fully remastered re-release of Requiem 1953. 

 

“The Dutch composer Douwe Eisenga combines in his immediately convincing Requiem 1953 the Latin tradition with modern texts and recognizable, sometimes medieval musical forms. A wealth of effective contrasts and relief in this music reminds sometimes to Verdi, the frenetic rythmic choire-pieces refer to the Carmina Burana. Requiem ’53 is an enchanting requiem”.

 

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playing time : 73'

  

Zeeuws Philharmonisch Koor, Zeeuws Orkest, Simone Veder, conductor Joan Berkhemer. 

Lyrics : Christopher Levenson, Vasili Zjoekovski, Hieronymi Savonarolae & Thomas of Celano

 

  • 01. Introitus
  • 02. Abyssus Misericordiae
  • 03. The Village
  • 04. Nubes Oscuras
  • 05. All Summer Long
  • 06. Kyrie / Lux Aeternam
  • 07. Like a Promise
  • 08. Libera me
  • 09. Requiem Aeternam
  • The Dutch composer Douwe Eisenga combines in his immediately convincing Requiem 1953 the Latin tradition with modern texts and recognizable, sometimes medieval musical forms. A wealth of effective contrasts and relief in this music reminds sometimes to Verdi, the frenetic rythmic choire-pieces refer to the Carmina Burana. Requiem ’53 is an enchanting requiem.
    NRC / Kasper Jansen
  • Eisenga’s music is touching and expressive…The often elegiac atmosphere in Eisenga’s Requiem reminds the mildness of Faure, his musical style with appealing rhythm and instrumentation (percussion) sounds regularly as a kind of combination of Carl Orff and the minimalist Philip Glass.
    PZC / Kees Cijsouw
  • This composition, under the guidance of maestro Marcel Verhoeff, testified of an unprecedented mysticism. Verhoeff conducts as a Leonard Bernstein and is able to lead orchestra and choir to unprecedented altitude. The Flood of composer Douwe Eisenga can now already be labelled as of the greatest compositions of this time. The combination is Eisenga and Verhoeff is unique. We will hear more of this duo, in Vienna, New York, London? We seldom heard such a balance, sound colour and musical depth.
    rumanian radio after the 2012 peformance
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