Helmut Oehring (1961) Iris ter Schiphorst (1956)

Requiem (1998)

for three countertenors, twelve instruments and electronics

electronic work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1998
    • Duration : 55 mn
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      d'après les neuf psaumes « O Ye Tongues form The Death Notebooks » de Anne Sexton.

Detailed formation
  • soloist : 3 countertenors
  • basset horn, contrabass clarinet, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 percussionists, piano (also electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer [keyboard sampler] , pump organ), guitar (also electric guitar), electric bass, violin, viola, cello

Premiere information

  • Date : 13 October 1998
    Location :

    France, Paris, Opéra national


    Performers :

    Ictus Ensemble ; Georges-Elie Octors, direction

Information on the electronics
Electronic device : temps réel, échantillonneur - sampler