A World Requiem, Op.60 (Foulds, John)

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Language English, Latin
Publisher. Info. London: W. Paxton & Co., 1923. Plate 15180.
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Work Title A World Requiem
Alternative. Title A world requiem : for soprano, contralto, tenor and baritone soli, small chorus of boys and youths, full chorus, orchestra and organ
Composer Foulds, John
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.60
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJF 4
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 10 movements in 2 parts:
  • Part 1
I. Requiem
II. Pronuntiatio
III. Confessio
IV. Jubilatio
V. Audite
VI. Pax
VII. Consolatio
VIII. Refutatio
IX. Lux Veritatis
X. Requiem
  • Part 2
XI. Laudamus
XII. Elysium
XIII. In Pace
XIV. Angeli
XV. Vox Dei
XVI. Adventus
XVII. Vigilate
XVIII. Promissio et Invocatio
XIX. Benedictio
XX. Consummatus
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1919-21
First Performance. 1923/11/11 — London: Royal Albert Hall
First Publication. 1923 – London: W. Paxton & Co.
Librettist see below
Maud MacCarthy (1882-1967)
John Bunyan (1628-1688)
Kabir (15th Century)
Language English, Latin
Dedication Dedicated to M.M.C. (Maud MacCarthy)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 90 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, youth chorus, adult chorus, orchestra
soprano, contralto, tenor, baritone
Boy and Youth Chorus
8 boys (or women's voices) and 8 youths (or tenors)
3 flutes (2nd and 3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets,
bass clarinet (A), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones, bass tuba
bass drum, cymbals, triangle, gong, tubular bells (E, octave), large bell (A), sistrum
celesta, organ, 2 harps, strings (14,14,14,12,8)
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