After the Requiem
composer: Gavin Bryars
for electric guitar and strings
Commissioned work: Dedicated to Bill (Frisell and Cadman)
Premiere: September 19, 2003 Perth, WA, His Majesty\'s Theatre (AUS) A Delicate Balance · Conductor: Dobbs Frank · Western Australian Symphony Orchestra · Choreography: Matjash Mrozewski · Western Australia Ballet
Orchestra instrumentation: str(0.0.4.4.2)
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Duration: 16' 0''
Year of composition: 1990, rev. 2003
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The original After the Requiem had been written in 1990 for the electric guitar of Bill Frisell, plus 2 violas and cello (members of the Balanescu Quartet) specially for a recording by ECM. It is based on Cadman Requiem (1989) which had been written for the Hilliard Ensemble in memory of my friend and sound engineer Bill Cadman, who was killed in the Lockerbie air crash. The piece is "after" the Requiem both in the musical sense of being based on it, in the chronological sense of following on from it, and in the spiritual sense of representing that state which remains after mourning is (technically) over.
Bryars · After the Requiem for electric guitar and strings · sound clip
Gavin Bryars · After the Requiem (1991)Gavin Bryars
Bill Frisell, electric guitar; Alexander Balanescu, violin, viola; Kate Musker, viola; Tony Hinnigan, cello; Roger Heaton, clarinet, bass clarinet; Dave Smith, tenor horn, piano; Gavin Bryars, bass; Martin Allen, percussion; Simon Limbrick, percussion; Evan Parker, soprano saxophone; Stan Sulzmann, soprano saxophone; Ray Warleigh, alto saxophone; Julian Argüelles, baritone saxohpone
ECM ECM 1424 CD 847 537-2
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