Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)

Celtic Requiem (1969)

for soprano, contralto, bass, children's choir, mixed choir and ensemble

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1969
    • Duration: 23 mn
    • Publisher: Chester Music
    • Commission: London Sinfonietta
    • Libretto (details, author):

      Blathmac, Henry Vaughan, cardinal Newman

Detailed formation
  • ensemble of vocal soloists(soprano, contralto, bass voice), children's choir, mixed choir
  • clarinet, trumpet (also piccolo trumpet), trombone, timpani, 7 percussionists, bagpipe [irlandaise] , piano, organ, electric guitar (also bass voice), strings

Premiere information