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Gullin: Requiem Per Il Uomo Innocente / Waldenby, Et Al

Release Date: 05/27/2003 
Label:  Nosag Records   Catalog #: 2078   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gabriella Gullin
Performer:  Jesper TaubeMarkus LeosonPer Thunarf
Conductor:  Michael Waldenby
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Clara Church Motet Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 44 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gabriella Gullin was born in Stockholm. Her personal and colorful approach, and ability to integrate both emotion and intellect in her creations, has generated many commissioned works. She has a special feeling for and knowledge of the human voice as an instrument, thanks to her being an active musician (as a mezzo-soprano and accompanist). The story of this Requiem is as follows. Rome, 427 AD, where a young Greek is taken by Romans to be a soldier in their army. He is in love with a young Jewish woman, whose father has blessed the union. The young Greek is murdered. The woman witnesses this murder, and he, the love of her life, dies slowly in her arms. Of the lack of power over earthly conditions, and the despair associated with this death Read more speaks a soul, the soloist in the Requiem over an innocent man. This work puts the baritone, the soul, alone before God to confront life, doom and death. The music otherwise sometimes accompanies, comments, or takes over, when words no longer suffice, all in order to enclose the sorrow, longing and doubt of the soul. The choir is at times chanting monks, at times acts with an earthly stubborn sullenness, or strives towards the mildness of heaven. The work was performed for the first time in Stockholm at the Sancta Clara Church, on March 24, 2002. Read less

Works on This Recording

Requiem per il uomo innocente by Gabriella Gullin
Performer:  Jesper Taube (Baritone), Markus Leoson (Percussion), Per Thunarf (Organ)
Conductor:  Michael Waldenby
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Clara Church Motet Choir
Period: 20th Century 

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